Cedrus atlantica at Cathays Cemetery

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Cedrus atlantica looking south
mid September 2021

Grid reference 765
Common name Atlas cedar
Origin North Africa
Deciduous No
Tag 02404
Map section L
Height 24M September 2021
Girth 352cm September 2021
Reference ST 18387 78729

This tree is at the north end of the most easterly path leading from the Chapels,and is 20M from the railway line.

The needle length was typically two to three cm, mostly 2½cm.

Cedrus atlantica bark

Cedrus atlantica bark
mid September 2021

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Cedrus atlantica leaves
mid September 2021

Cedrus atlantica cone1

Cedrus atlantica cones
mid September 2021

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Cedrus atlantica cones
mid September 2021

Cedrus atlantica cone3

Cedrus atlantica cones
mid September 2021

General tree description

Cedrus atlantica is a large tree in both height and spread, growing up to 38 metres tall, with a narrow flat top when mature. Its bark is grey and closely cracked. The leaves are green or grey green, and short (2 to 3.5cm long). They grow densely on long branches that gently ascend at first, and then become more horizontal. The cones are barrel-shaped, 5 to 7cm long, appearing in the late summer.