Archive for the tag 'Cedars of Lebanon'

The tree leaflet for Hampton Court Castle and Garden provides the following information:

The oldest Cedar, growing on the slopes of Mount Lebanon, is approximately 16mts in girth and estimated to be 5.500 years old. By comparison, the first Cedar to be planted in this country, in 1647, is now 10mts in girth and our largest [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2017

There are some fine specimens of Lebanon Cedars in Attingham Park but as I mentioned in a previous post, they have become quite fragile.
This spring the Cedars have cast their seeds into the wind, I have high hopes for a rebirth.

thousands of seeds from the cedars of Lebanon have been blown across the lawn [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Apr 4th 2012

The Lebanese Cedars are magnificent, I can remember the days when I could walk beneath their boughs and enjoy them in there glory. Now they are fragile and can only be viewed and enjoyed from a distance…
It reminds me very much of my first visit to Stonehenge where I was able to look up [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 13th 2011

Throughout antiquity the cedars of Lebanon were prized above all other trees. Their fine wood was strong, straight and wonderfully scented. It was always the first choice for any temple or palace, and top value in trade was paid for it. These trees helped give the Phoenicians a high place among other nations, [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 19th 2011