Cedar

It is not easy to get out on the cedar, because the hands can not grasp the trunk and the branches start sometimes at 20 meters from the ground. So often collectors of pine cones and nuts, put on his feet, the so-called iron "claws" like those used by electricians.

It is not easy to get out on the cedar, because the hands can not grasp the trunk and the branches start sometimes at 20 meters from the ground

Cedar live long. Probably, therefore, not in a hurry to grow. In 30 years, it reaches only the growth of the average person. Cedar lives and bears fruit up to 300 years and reaches 35 meters in height.

Siberian cedar gives rich harvests. In good years the Siberians collect 2-3 tons of nuts per 1 hectare of forest.

Know cedar and a "green doctor". It has long been well-studied medicinal properties of extracts of pine needles in the fight against scurvy. And who does not know about balsam turpentine, which quickly heals wounds.

Cedar is valued and its timber. It is solid, strong and is considered one of the best in the world for the manufacture of pencils. And in closets made of cedar, never start up moles.

In nature, cedar area covers the southern and eastern mountainous areas of the Mediterranean and the western regions of the Himalayas. On the southern coast of Crimea cedars completely naturalized in the area from Sevastopol to Kara-Dag, in areas where the absolute minimum temperature reaches -250 C, and allowed to self-sowing. Also withstand without damage the absolute minimum of -270 C in Odessa Lebanese cedar.

Cedar requires not compacted on top and well permeable soil; It is very sensitive to the stagnation of water in the soil. All species grow well in poor soils with lime.

Very solid cedar wood goes to the construction, furniture, shipbuilding and other things. The wood is highly appreciated and used since ancient times. Thanks to its decoration, cedars valuable for parkland in groups or singly. This tree is also used in the perfume industry. Some researchers argue that the smell of cedar helps to get rid of anxiety and relieves irritation.

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