Territory - Park of the Queen

Atlas Cedar - Cedrus atlantica :

Tree native to Morocco and Algeria.
Widespread in the Atlas Mountains, where it sets in the cooler slopes northward from 1,500 to 2,200 meters.
Introduced in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, is often found in parks, especially in the variety glauca, very ornamental.
In the wild it can reach 45 meters in height, while in cultivation generally does not exceed 30 meters.
Cone Bearing.
Hair straight, thin and pyramidal expanded with age.
The trunk is straight, cylindrical, with bark gray-brown, cracked and fissured.
The leaves are needle-like, evergreen and last two or three years.
Macroblasti are those of the individual and placed in a spiral around the branch, while the twigs are gathered in clusters of 20-45 needles. The needles are long from 1.5 to 2.5 cm, shorter than those of the Cedar of Lebanon, rigid and pungent.
The cones appear in autumn: men's, first yellow and then brown, are 3-4 cm long, erect and fall after freeing the pollen, the female, just over an inch long and of a greenish color, use two years to become in the cone brown, barrel, erected that disintegrate at maturity.
Like other species of cedar, Cedro Atlas provides a valuable wood, which is durable and fragrant, the plants are grown for ornamental especially in the variety "glauca" in silvery gray leaves.