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CEDARS

Here's a mnemonic illustration of the three main types of Cedar tree found in British parks and gardens:

Atlas 
Lebanon 
Deodar 
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has generally Ascending branches
has generally Level branches
has generally Drooping branches

The Mount Atlas Cedar (Cedrus Atlanticus) originates from the Atlas Mountains of North Africa, the Cedar of Lebanon from the Middle East, and the Deodar from Himalaya (from Sanskrit "deva dara", divine tree).

Cedars are an evergreen type of Conifer (meaning they have no true flowers and bear their seeds exposed in cones rather than enclosed in seed boxes). Other conifers include the Spruce, Fir, Monkey-Puzzle, Yew, Larch and Cypress, but the only true native British conifers are the Scots Pine, Yew and Juniper.

 

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