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


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Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
22
כליל החורש
Cercis siliquastrum


תפוצה טבעית: הים התיכון המזרחי עד אירן, ישראל

מערבולת של צבעים: פרחים ורודים-סגולים מקשטים את הגזע והענפים חסרי העלים בתחילת האביב . כאשר הפרחים נובלים ונושרים מופיעים עלים שצבעם ירוק עז צבע תרמילי הזרעים משתנה מאדום לחום והם נשארים הרבה אחרי שהעלים מצהיבים ונושרים בסתיו.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
22
Redbud (Judas Tree)
Cercis siliquastrum


Natural range: Eastern Mediterranean, Iran, Israel

A whirlwind of color: Pink-violet flowers cloak the leafless early-spring branches and trunk. Flowers then wither and fall as deep green leaves appear. Bright red seed pods turn brown and hang on, long after autumn leaves turn yellow and drop.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
[שאלה]
יש המחשיבים את פריחתו של עץ זה למעשה אמנות, אף יותר מאשר פסלו של הנרי מור "דמות יושבת". Click for sign's details מה דעתך ?

[a question]
Some say this tree’s spring bloom is the greatest "work of art" on campus, greater even than Henry Moore’s nearby sculpture, Draped Seated Figure: Click for sign's details What do you think?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
לדבר אחד יסכימו רוב המבקרים: שפסלו של הנרי מור ועץ כליל החורש משדרגים את יופיו של הקמפוס. חומר למחשבה: השווה כיצד כל אחד מהם מתייחס מרחבית לסביבתו.

[The Answer to the question]
Most visitors would agree that both the blooming redbud and the nearby Moore sculpture greatly enhance the campus. Something to think about: Compare how each of these two objects relates spatially to its immediate surroundings.
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Comments:
Tree No. 22 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

The sculpture of Henry Moore is also on the site Click for a larger image



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