Common Name: Cedar of Lebanon
Cedrus libani is the emblem on the Lebanese flag, but it is widely planted as an ornamental tree. It is one of the four true cedars. Its wood is fine-grained, durable and resistant to insects so it is valuable for construction and making furniture. In the Bible, King Solomon used cedar wood when building his famous Temple. It can grow to a height of 40m with a trunk 2.5m wide.
For information about this plant and witchcraft, check out the Oct. 30, 2020 Garden Story.
Tree photo by Hughie Jones