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Sign: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Discovery Tree Walk - Cedar of Lebanon

The Hebrew University / Edmond J. Safra Campus in Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
ארז הלבנון
Cedrus libani

תפוצה טבעית: לבנון, סוריה, דרום תורכיה

המלך שלמה בנה את בית המקדש מעצים אלה. הם גדלים בכניסה לקמפוס ומבטאים את סמליותה של האוניברסיטה כ"מקדש" להשכלה מודרנית.
העץ שעמד כאן מת, והוחלף בעץ קטן יותר מאותו סוג, בשנת 2019.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
Cedar of Lebanon
Cedrus libani

Natural range: Lebanon, Syria, S. Turkey

King Solomon built Jerusalem’s Holy Temple with the wood of this species. Growing here at the campus entrance, this tree symbolizes the University as a "temple" of modern learning.
This tree died, and was replaced by this small one of the same species, in 2019.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
חומרי הריח של העץ דוחים חרקים ומזיקים אחרים. תכונה זו עוזרת לשימורו של העץ (שבור מחט והרח). אבל רגע, האם הארז איננו נזקק לחרקים להאבקה?

[a question]
The cedar’s fragrant chemicals (crush a needle and smell) preserve its wood by repelling insects, and other pests. But doesn’t the tree need to attract insects for pollination?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
האבקה בארזים ובמחטניים אחרים נעשית על כנפי הרוח (לא ע"י חרקים).

[The Answer to the question]
Wind, not insects, carries the pollen of cedars, and of other conifer (cone-bearing) trees.

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Tree No. 17 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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