Lebanon Cedar is a part of the forest in cedars of god. It is important for various civilizations. It is planted as ornamental tree in parks and avenues.
In Lebanon, these trees were belongs to Mediterranean region. It is an evergreen coniferous tree grows up to 40 m tall, with a trunk up to 2.5 m) diameter. The leaves are needle-like, spaced out on the long shoots, and in clusters of 15-45 on the short shoots, they are 5-30 mm in length, quadrangular in cross-section.
The shoots are like dimorphic and they are known as long and short shoots. The leaves are in green color and vary from glaucous blue-green with stomatal bands on all four sides.
Lebanon Cedar forest
The trees were used to build the military ships, houses and temples by ancient Phoenicians. Isaiah used the Lebanon Cedar as a metaphor for the pride of the world. The Egyptians used its resin for mummification.
It has special significance that has been national emblem of Lebanon. It is also the main symbol of the Cedar Revolution. The forest of the Cedars of God in BSharri and the Barouk forest are national reserves in Lebanon.
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