|Grid reference||ST 15469 76862|
|Common name||Cedar of Lebanon|
|Origin||Asia Minor and Syria|
|Height||17M March 2015|
This tree is close to the paddling pool and Park Ranger's office.
General tree description
Cedrus libani can grow up to 35 to 40 metres tall. It has a conic crown when young, and develops a flattened top with age. The bark is dark greyish-brown and becomes deeply cracked and fissured with age. The branches are relatively level, giving the tree a tiered appearance, and there are both long and short shoots. The leaves are needle-like, spaced out on the long shoots, and in clusters of 15 to 45 on the short shoots; they are up to 30mm in length, and vary from green to glaucous blue-green. The seed cones are 8 to 12cm long and barrel-shaped, green at first, becoming purplish-grey in their second year. After three years the scales start to bulge and the cones break up.