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


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Safra Campus/University Entry Terminal, Jerusalem, Israel
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אורן ירושלים
Pinus halepensis


תפוצה טבעית: צפון אפריקה, דרום מערב אירופה, ישראל

העץ הנפוץ ביותר בישראל - מעל 230 מיליון ממנו נטעו בעזרת תרומות מכל העולם. נדיר שעץ אחד משנה כל-כך את פני הנוף של מדינה.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
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Aleppo Pine
(Jerusalem Pine)
Pinus halepensis


Natural range: N. Africa, S.W. Europe, Israel

Israel’s most common tree. Over 230 million have been planted so far, by donations from all around the world. Rarely has any one tree type so changed a country’s landscape.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
[שאלה]
ניתן לזהות אורנים על-ידי עליהם הארוכים דמויי המחט וצורת אצטרובליהם. ממקום זה, האם תוכל למצוא קבוצה של כ-8 עצמי אורן ירושלמים? התוכל למצוא מספר עצי אורן משני מינים נוספים?

[a question]
You can know pines by their especially long, needle-shaped leaves and the shapes of their cones. From this place, can you find a group of about eight Aleppo pines? Can you find two other types of pines?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
8 עצי אורן ירושלים מקיפים למחצה את המבנה הסמוך עם הכיפה. אם תפנה אליהם, 6 עצי אורן קנרי יהיו מאחוריך לאורך חומת האבן; מספר עצי אורן צנובר יהיו לימינך, מאחורי עץ הברוש הצר-מחודד (שני האחרונים הינם עצים מס. 31 ו-41 (צ"ל 13 Click for sign's details ו- 14 Click for sign's details) שתפגוש בהמשך סיור העצים).

[The Answer to the question]
Eight Aleppo pines partly surround the nearby domed building. As you face these, six Canary Islands pines are behind you, along the stone wall; several umbrella pines are on your right, behind a narrow, sharply pointed cypress tree. (You’ll meet these latter pines again trees 13 Click for sign's details and 14. Click for sign's details)
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Comments:
Tree No. 1 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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