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Sign: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Discovery Tree Walk - Southern Washingtonia

National and University Library Building, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
וושינגטוניה חסונה
Washingtonia robusta

תפוצה טבעית: דרום מערב ארה”ב, צפון מקסיקו

העץ נקרא על שם נשיאה הראשון של ארה”ב שנחשב לאדם חסון וחזק. העץ, חסון גם הוא, מסוגל לשרוד גם בתנאים קשים, כמו בצורת. על כל עץ וושינגטוניה פרחים נקביים וזכריים, בשונה משני מיני הדקל האחרים בקמפוס (עצים מס. 4 Click for sign's details ו- 42)

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
Southern Washingtonia
Washingtonia robusta

Natural range: S.W. USA, N. Mexico

Named for America’s first president, known for his resilience. This tree, likewise resilient, thrives even under harsh conditions, such as draught. Unlike the other two palm species on campus (trees 4 Click for sign's details and 42) each Washingtonia tree has both male and female flowers.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
נפוץ בישראל. לעתים מגיע לגובהם של דקלי התמר המקומיים (עץ מס.4 Click for sign's details). להבא, כאשר תיתקל בעץ דקל, כיצד תוכל לזהות לאיזה מין הוא שייך?

[a question]
Frequently planted in Israel, this tree often grows as tall as our native date palms (tree 4 Click for sign's details). How can you tell these two palm species apart?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
עלי הוושינגטוניה הם בצורת כף יד; לעלי הדקל צורת נוצה. לכן קל להבדיל בינהם.

[The Answer to the question]
Washingtonia has hand-shaped (that is, palm-shaped) leaves; the date palm has feather-shaped leaves. So it’s easy to tell them apart.
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Tree No. 49 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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