Vale do Qadisha - Os Cedros (Al Arze) - year 1996

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Joel Skok on November 25, 2011

Cedrus libani? I certainly think so. Nicely documented, I hope the species is not threatened. LIKE

celso m. andrade on November 25, 2011
                    Dear Joel Skok.

We are veryhappy with you adhesion in the group Vegetation of the World. Your beautiful photos to be rich our group. The tree in question is a Cedrus libani as you think. There are only six little forests with Cedrus libani(in the arabian language named Arze). There this trees are very took care since few tress have more than 6000 yeara old. We wait more photos! Yur friend Celso Manoel de Andrade - Tatuí, São Paulo - Brasil

cbaisan on January 1, 2013

These beautiful and magnificent trees grow in Lebanon, Cyprus, and Turkey, and a close relative lives in Morocco and Algeria. None are 6,000 years old and the oldest in Lebanon are about 700 years old - older ones live in Turkey, Algeria, and Morocco. The climate in Lebanon is too favorable and forest disturbance too common for older trees to grow here. That said, 700 years is quite a long stretch given the tumultuous history in the region.

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  • Uploaded on February 23, 2007
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    by celso m. andrade
    • Camera: HP ScanJet 3770
    • Taken on 2007/02/22 17:07:42

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