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Sign: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Discovery Tree Walk - Umbrella Pine

Safra Campus/University Entry Terminal, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
אורן הצנובר
Pinus pinea

תפוצה טבעית: חוף הים התיכון, ספרד עד לבנון

הצנוברים, המוסיפים טעם לתבשילים רבים, הם הזרעים של עץ זה ומסתתרים בתוך איצטרובליו.
העץ גדל בצורת מטריה (הביטו בו ממרחק), ובזה הוא שונה משני המינים האחרים בקמפוס (עצים מס. 1 Click for sign's details ו-41 (צ"ל 14) Click for sign's details). אורן הצנובר זכה לפרסום כ-"אורני רומא".

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
Umbrella Pine
Pinus pinea

Natural range: Mediterranean coast, Spain to Lebanon

Pine nuts ("tznobar") that flavor many foods are the seeds from this tree’s cones. The tree’s umbrella shape (seen best from a distance) contrasts with the two other campus pines (trees I Click for sign's details and 14 Click for sign's details). Famed as the "Pines of Rome."

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
במרבית האורנים הזרעים הם בעלי "כנפית" הנושאת אותם ברוח. בעץ שלפנינו אין לזרעים כנפית. אם כך, כיצד הם מופצים?

[a question]
The seeds of most pine species are spread by wind, sailing on a wing. But this species’ larger and heavier seeds (pine nuts) have no wings; so how are they spread?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
הצנוברים טעימים מאד, לא רק לנו, גם לבע"ח שונים כמו ציפורים ומכרסמים - הם אוכלים אותם, חלק נופל, חלק נמצא במחילות, שמור לחורף ונובט שם לעצים חדשים.

[The Answer to the question]
Umbrella pines depend on animals, mostly rodents and birds, to spread their tasty seeds. Seeds dropped, or hidden for winter use but then not found, can grow into trees.
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Tree No. 13 in the Mac and Tibby Podel Discovery Tree Walk, located on the Edmond J. Safra Campus of the Hebrew University of Givat Ram.

Each tree is accompanied by a cube with details on the tree. On the top of which is the text:
Mac and Tibby Podel Discovery Tree Walk Click for a larger image

In the next picture taken from one of the trees on the route, you can see the way the sign is placed (a cube standing on a metal pillar) and the tree to which it points Click for a larger image

The tree to which the cube points was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The rest of the cube faces:
The second face Click for a larger image
The third face Click for a larger image
The fourth face Click for a larger image

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