10+ Amazing Facts You Must Know About The Cedars of Lebanon!

Do you know enough about the Cedars of Lebanon? Check out these amazing facts!

#1 The Cedars of God is the most famous cedar patch and one of the last vestiges of old-growth forests.

It is also one of the rarest sites where the Cedrus libani still grows.

#2 King Salomon used cedarwood for his temple.

#3 The Phoenicians used cedar wood to build their ships.

That’s how Phoenicia became the world’s first sea-trading civilization.

#4 Cedar trees symbolize resilience, immortality, strength, and elevation. 

#5 The mountains of Lebanon were once covered with Cedar trees.

That’s why it is the Lebanese national emblem.

#6 The word “cedar” was mentioned 103 times in the Bible.

#7 The Cedars of God is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Holy Valley, Byblos, Baalbek, Anjar, and Tyre.

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#8 Cedar trees survive five millenniums. 

#9 The forest is rigorously protected, but it is possible to visit it. 

#10 The cedars can survive in a challenging environment.

However, global warming is killing them because they cannot adapt to warm temperatures and dry atmospheres. 

#11 Arz Jaj is a nature reserve located in Byblos.

It is a forest that encloses hundreds of cedar trees that are between 1200 and 2000 years old.

#12 Tannourine Cedar Forests Nature Reserve protects one of the largest cedar forests in Lebanon.

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It houses birds, insects, mushrooms, and flowers. It includes many trails that uncover the beauty of Lebanon and its rich culture in different ways.

#13 Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve is the largest reserve in Lebanon.

It goes from Dahr Al Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south.

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It encloses three cedar forests, which constitute 25% of the remaining cedars in Lebanon. This reserve is home to 200 birds that include ones that are rare.