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Morocco - Atlas Cedar

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:55 pm
by tsharp
NTS:
In early October I had a chance to measure a few Atlas Cedars (Cedrus atlantica) in their native range in Morocco.
The largest tree measured was 20.6' x 101.4'.

The trees were located in Ifrane National Park near the Muncipality of Azrou in the Province of D'Ifrane. This area would be considered the Middle Atlas Mountains with an elevation of 5400 feet where the trees were measured.
The under story was sparse with the following species noted: Holly Oak (Quercus ilex), Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster), Hawthorn ((Crataegus spp. .

Atlas Cedar Cedrus atlantica

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20.6' x 101.4'

I did not see the sawmill where this truck was heading.

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Tree measuring companions. Barbery Apes (Macaca sylvanus) family

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A baby is in the arms of a male? who share parental duties with the females.

Re: Morocco - Atlas Cedar

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:04 pm
by Josh Kelly
That looks like an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Morocco - Atlas Cedar

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:47 pm
by Larry Tucei
Turner- Wow that is one big Atlas Cedar!! I have only seen one at Vanderbilt's estate when several of NTS members got to walk the grounds and measure their trees. Larry