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Sign: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Discovery Tree Walk - Chinaberry

Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
אזדרכת מצויה
Melia azedarach

תפוצה טבעית: דרום מערב סין וצפון הודו

פרחים עדינים בצבע לילך מקשטים את הקמפוס באביב. עליו של העץ נושרים בסתיו, אך פירותיו דמויי החרוזים נשארים זמן רב אחרי נשירתם. הגיע אלינו מהמזרח הרחוק ומופיע בגנים רבים בירושלים.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
Melia azedarach

Natural range: S.W. China, N. India

Delicate, pastel blue flowers grace the campus in spring. Bead-like fruits remain long after autumn leaf-fall. An import from the Far East, this tree appears in many Jerusalem gardens.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
האם נתקלת פעם במחרוזות עשויות מפירותיו של עץ זה? היכן?

[a question]
Have you ever seen strings of beads made from this tree’s fruits? Where?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
מחרוזות התתפילה של נוצרים ומוסלמים עשויות לעתים מגלעיניו המיובשים של פירות העץ.

[The Answer to the question]
Both Christian rosary beads and Moslem prayer beads are sometimes made from dried kernels of Chinaberry fruits
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Tree No. 28 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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