Cedrus deodara at Roath Park Lake

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Cedrus deodara
mid August 2015

Grid reference ST 18635 79984
Common name Deodar
Origin West Himalaya
Deciduous No
Height 12M August 2015
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 288

This tree is on the east side of the Lake, opposite the southern-most island and level with 156 Lake Road East.

Cedrus deodara bark

Cedrus deodara bark
August 2015

Cedrus deodara foliage

Cedrus deodara foliage
mid August 2015

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Cedrus deodara foliage
mid August 2015

General tree description

Cedrus deodara is a large tree, up to 35 metres tall in ideal conditions. It typically may have a very straight trunk and a conic crown that becomes rounded with age. The major side branches are level, but the tips droop, as does the leader branch. The bark is purple-brown and the soft, dense foliage a vivid green that darkens as the tree ages. The leaves (needles) are up to 5cm in length,longer than those of other cedars. The cones are barrel shaped, upright, 7 to 10cm long, but are often absent.