National Geographic : 1912 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A CEDAR OF LEBANON, IN SYRIA The cedars of Lebanon have been famous from early times. The original groves men tioned in the Bible have become greatly reduced, and the largest grove now known contains only about 400 trees, some of which are evidently of great age. The trees are noted for the size of their trunks rather than for their height. They differ from most conifers in that their branches are wide-spreading. The cones and leaves resemble those of the larch more than any other tree, except that the leaves are persistent. It thrives in the United States only in the South and in California.