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Sign: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Discovery Tree Walk - Coast Redwood


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National and University Library Building, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
30
סקוויה נאה
Sequoia sempervirens


תפוצה טבעית: החוף המערבי של קליפורניה

בקליפורניה, עצים אלה גדלים להיות העצים הגבוהים ביותר בעולם (מעל 110 מ’ - פי 5 מגובהו של העץ לפניך, פי 5-6 מגובהו של הדינוזאור הגבוה ביותר). עץ הסקויה שלפניך הוא הותיק ביותר בישראל; הוא ניטע בשנות החמישים של המאה הקודמת.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
30
Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens


Natural range: California coast

In California, these grow to be the world’s tallest tree (over 110 meters - 5 times taller than the one seen here, and 5-6 times taller than the tallest known dinosaurs). This is Israel’s oldest coast redwood, planted in the 1950’s

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
[שאלה]
האם לעצים ענקיים אלה, יש גם אצטרובלים ענקיים עם זרעים ענקיים? הבט באצטרובלים על הענפים או על הקרקע (אנא אל תקטוף אצטרובלים מהעץ).

[a question]
Does this giant tree species also have giant cones with giant seeds? See their cones on the branches or on the ground.(Please do not pick cones from the tree.)

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
האצטרובלים של עץ גדול זה זעירים כגודל זית וקשה למצאם. כל אצטרובל מכיל כ-50 זרעים קטנטנים; מהם עשויים לצמוח העצים הגבוהים ביותר בעולם!

[The Answer to the question]
Difficult to find, this big tree’s cones are only about the size of an olive. Each cone contains about 50 tiny seeds. From such tiny beginnings, the earth’s tallest trees can grow!





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Tree No. 30 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

Notice at the bottom of the sign, the ring indicating the direction to go in order to reach the next tree

This cube was dedicated "In loving memory of Bettina and Russell Knapp"
As can be seen in the top face of the cube 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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