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The Atlas Cedar is a species of coniferous tree of the family Pinaceae. It is native to the Atlas, mountain massif of North Africa. A majestic tree, it has been planted in many parks.
Also called blue cedar or silver cedar, the Atlas cedar is a majestic and imposing tree that can reach a height of 30 to 40 meters.
Female cones are reddish yellow and have a flattened top. Their scales are bordered with a brown border. They need 3 years to mature.
The Atlas cedar supports all types of soil provided it is well drained. It does not support windy exposures and spring gels. In a non-humid zone, it can withstand, when well installed, temperatures down to -25 ° C as well as summer dryness. Water young people during severe droughts.
The cedar of the Atlas can be attacked by the processionary of the pine which also attacks the pines or by the processionary of the cedar that is specific to him. The Acleris undunala leafroller also causes drying on many trees at the scale of entire massifs. Aphids Cedrobium laportei and Cinara cedri attack young shoots or needles.
The fungus Phellinus chrysoloma causes wood rot.
Atlas cedars live in mountainous areas and cedar trees grow between an altitude of 1,500 and 2,500 m, with a preference for the north and west slopes much more watered. The drought of recent years and above all a deforestation galloping considerably reduced its range.
An important forest species, its fine, light and aromatic wood is used in carpentry or as a framework.
Its fragrant resin was used to embalm the mummies.