[permaculture] Turning Deserts into Woodlands

lfl at intrex.net lfl at intrex.net
Sat Aug 31 16:30:56 EDT 2002


keller wrote:

> Maybe there is no need to introduce lebanon cedars. There is a kind of cedar
> in the Atlas mountains (Cedrus atlantica). It looks like it was more
> widespread in north africa before, but since roman times, there has been a
> lot of deforestation.

cedrus atlantica, Atlas cedar
http://gcconline.georgian.edu/taxonomy/images/atlas_g.gif
http://floraguide.es/arboles/Cedrus%20atlantica-porte_2.jpg
http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/images/ced_atl.jpg
http://www.boga.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/html/Cedrus.atlantica.CS.JPG
http://www.ex.ac.uk/tours/conifers/pics/cedrus-atlantica-glauca.jpg
and milled lumber from it looks like this:
http://www.utad.pt/Seccoes/floresta/atlantica.jpeg



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