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Sign: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Discovery Tree Walk - True Laurel

National and University Library Building, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
ער אציל
Laurus nobilis

תפוצה טבעית: אגן הים התיכון, מספרד דרך ישראל

ביוון וברומא העתיקה, הכתירו בזר מעליו של עץ זה את מי שרצו בכבודו. כיום, השם הלטיני של העץ (laurus) הוא המקור לתארי כבוד כמו Nobel laureate (חתן פרס נובל). ענפיו ירוקי-העד מתאימים לגדר חיה ולגיזום-פיסול בצמחים.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
True Laurel (Bay Tree)
Laurus nobilis

Natural range: Mediterranean basin, from Spain through Israel

In ancient Greece and Rome, wearing a laurel head wreath meant honor. Today the word, not the plant, gives honor, as in Nobel laureate, or baccalaureate degree. Its evergreen branching is suited to trimmed hedges and plant sculptures, called topiary.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
מולל עלה מן העץ והריחו: האם הניחוח מוכר לך?

[a question]
Crush a bit of leaf and smell. Do you recognize the aroma?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
ריח העלים מוכר לך אולי מהמטבח: עלי הער, המוכרים כ”עלי הדפנה", משמשים תבלין למרקים, לצלי ובעיקר לגולש הונגרי.

[The Answer to the question]
You may recognize these leaves’ aroma from your kitchen, as the bay leaves used. to spice soups, stews and other cooked foods.
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Tree No. 40 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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