Cedar Forests

Cedar Forests

 

forests with various species of cedar (Cedrus). They have been preserved primarily in the form of relict and, as a rule, separate stands. Forests of Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica), found in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa, are mixed with holm oak, juniper, holly, and other trees. In Asia Minor and Cyprus, the cedar of Lebanon (C. libani) forms both pure stands and stands mixed with fir and juniper. The deodar (C. deodara), found in Central Asia, on the mountains of Baluchistan and Afghanistan, and on the Western Himalayas, grows in pure stands or is mixed with spruce and fir.

Although cedar wood is of high quality, the national economic significance of cedar forests is small. The wood, which is yellowish or brown, resists damage from insects and fungi.

REFERENCES

Povarnitsyn, V. A. Kedrovye lesa SSSR. Krasnoiarsk, 1944.
Solov’ev, K. P. Kedrovo-shirokolistvennye lesa Dal’nego Vostoka i khoziaistvo v nikh. Khabarovsk, 1958.
Dobrovol’skii, V. K. Kedrovye lesa SSSR i ikh ispol’zovanie. Moscow, 1964.
Lesa SSSR, vol. 4. Moscow, 1969.
Walter, H. Rastitel’nost’ zemnogo shara. Moscow, 1968. (Translated from German.)
References in classic literature ?
Dunning raised his hand, motioning him back with a gesture of warning; then, lowering the arm, he pointed to the place where the road lost itself in the blackness of the cedar forest.
Examination disclosed abundant evidence that within a half-hour the cedar forest had been occupied by a strong force of Confederate infantry--an ambuscade.
Seventy years after those words were spoken, the trees continued to fall as logging corporations clear-cut the ancient cedar forests of Meares Island.
The Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve is one of Lebanon's largest and densest cedar forests with 80 percent of its trees, the country's emblem.
Mongolia is home to vast grasslands, towering mountain ranges, magnificent dense cedar forests, fast flowing streams, meadows filled with glorious wild flowers and an abundance of wildlife including bears, wolves and deer.
Project Description: Of the 12 surviving stands of cedar forests in Lebanon, Tannourine-Hadath El-Jebbeh is the largest and most contiguous amongst them.
Don't be fooled by the road winding gently through vineyards and cedar forests at the foot of the slope.
In Mandi district, off the Jogindernagar road, its approach is a tapestry of neatly terraced fields and cedar forests and it gets prettier as the road to the destination runs along the River Uhl.
Cedar forests in Fukushima Prefecture cover about 185,000 hectares and account for some 20 percent of the prefecture's total forests, the officials said.
Amongst others, these included the planting of 50 Narenj trees in the Old City of Damascus; the planting of 450 trees near Jerash, undertaken in collaboration with Shajara, a local NGO dedicated to reforestation in Jordan; and the commitment to enlarge the Cedar forests in Lebanon which have been steadily deteriorating over the past few years.
Al-Salim believes that there might have been a lot of cedar forests in Syria in the past, saying "the Phoenicians have used cedar woods since thousands of years to build their houses and ships because cedar woods are typical for these industries, they are straight, long, light and resistant against nature elements.
Moist forests - the Douglas fir and Western cedar forests - experience fewer but more catastrophic fires that take out whole stands of trees.

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