Downton Abbey trees-cedars of Lebanon.  Monastic Ponderings: Flourishing like a cedar of Lebanon

Downton Abbey trees-cedars of Lebanon. Monastic Ponderings: Flourishing like a cedar of Lebanon

Lebanon Cedar in the Forest of the Cedars of God. Extensive reforestation of cedar is carried out in the Mediterranean region, particularly Turkey, where over 50 million young cedars are being planted annually

Lebanon Cedar in the Forest of the Cedars of God. Extensive reforestation of cedar is carried out in the Mediterranean region, particularly Turkey, where over 50 million young cedars are being planted annually

Cedar of Lebanon ~ The wood of this tree was used by Solomon in the construction of the temple he built in Jerusalem. Photo credit: CharlesFred

Cedar of Lebanon ~ The wood of this tree was used by Solomon in the construction of the temple he built in Jerusalem. Photo credit: CharlesFred

Cedar of Lebanon--Biblical Significance: Commonly referred to in Scripture as the cedars of Lebanon, this aromatic, durable wood was highly desirable for building in Iron Age Israel. David used it in building his palace and Solomon used it in the construction of the temple and a palace for himself. He was said to make the cedar as plentiful in Jerusalem as sycamore-fig trees in the Shephelah . The second temple was also constructed from cedars (Ezra 3:7).

Cedar of Lebanon--Biblical Significance: Commonly referred to in Scripture as the cedars of Lebanon, this aromatic, durable wood was highly desirable for building in Iron Age Israel. David used it in building his palace and Solomon used it in the construction of the temple and a palace for himself. He was said to make the cedar as plentiful in Jerusalem as sycamore-fig trees in the Shephelah . The second temple was also constructed from cedars (Ezra 3:7).

Cedars of God  Lebanon cedar   This small forest has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The 400 or so trees are all that remains of a once extensive forest with timber prized by Herod, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. The Cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the Bible 70 times, and in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Where to see the world's most famous trees

Cedars of God Lebanon cedar This small forest has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The 400 or so trees are all that remains of a once extensive forest with timber prized by Herod, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. The Cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the Bible 70 times, and in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

The Cedars of God is a small forest of about 400 Lebanon Cedar trees in the mountains of northern Lebanon. They are among the last survivors of the extensive forests of the Cedars of Lebanon that thrived in this region in ancient times.

The Cedars of God is a small forest of about 400 Lebanon Cedar trees in the mountains of northern Lebanon. They are among the last survivors of the extensive forests of the Cedars of Lebanon that thrived in this region in ancient times.

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