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

Safra Campus/University Entry Terminal, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
ארז אטלנטי
Cedrus atlantica

תפוצה טבעית: הרי האטלס במרוקו

ענפיו השטוחים של מין זה (הדומים לארז הלבנון, עץ מס. 71 (צ"ל 17) Click for sign's details) שמוטים יותר כלפי מטה. כיום, תפוצתם הטבעית של מיני הארז מוגבלת והם מרוחקים זה מזה. כנראה שבעבר הרחוק תפוצתם השתרעה בעולם על פני שטחים רצופים והרבה יותר גדולים.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
Atlas Cedar
Cedrus atlantica

Natural range: Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

These flat branches, though resembling those of the Lebanon cedar (tree 17 Click for sign's details), droop more at their tips. Each species of cedar now occupies a small, widely separated natural range. Probably, though, they once ranged broadly, overlapping one another.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
הארז שייך לאותה המשפחה כמו האורנים. מה הוא ההבדל בין עמדתם של האיצטרובלים אצל הארזים לבין אלה של האורנים (לדוגמא עצים מס. 31 ו- 41 (צ"ל 13 Click for sign's details ו- 14 Click for sign's details)?

[a question]
Cedars and pines are of the same family. In what directions do the cones grow on the branches of these three cedars, compared with pines (nearby trees 13 Click for sign's details and 14 Click for sign's details)?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
האיצטרובלים של הארזים צומחים כלפי מעלה, אלה של האורנים - לרוב כלפי מטה או הצידה.

[The Answer to the question]
Cedar cones grow pointing upward, those of pines generally outward or downward.
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Tree No. 18 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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