Cedar of Lebanon – A Funky Feature!

Cedar of Lebanon is another Funky Feature in the Historic Gardens. Featured on the flag of Lebanon, this cedar has a long and interesting history. There are numerous biblical references to the Cedar of Lebanon, now a christian symbol representative of Christ and associated with eternal life. The Arnold Arboretum, a great resource for anything related to trees, has a great article on the “The Quest for the Hardy Cedar-of-Lebanon“. A couple other good references are found at Blue Planet Biomes , Berkeley and Kew Gardens

 
The young Cedar of Lebanon at the Historic Gardens

The young Cedar of Lebanon at the Historic Gardens

 

Our Cedar of Lebanon, located on the lawn above the Lower Ponds, is still a small tree, but we can look forward to great things to come!

Cedrus libani at Kew

Cedrus libani at Kew

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