Scientific Name: Cedrus libani
Nativity: Mountains of the Mediterranean
As the national emblem of Lebanon, the Lebanon cedar is proudly displayed on the Lebanese flag. In the Bible, Moses ordered Hebrew priests to treat leprosy with the bark of Lebanon cedar. The Cedars of God are a forest of old-growth Lebanon cedars on Mount Lebanon. The forest is also a World Heritage Site. Historically, the wood was used for shipbuilding and temples.
DBH: 19.3 inches