[Picture by Reo Bongers]

I had some work today with an Englishman, and as we were talking about Lebanon and places to visit, I mentioned the Cedars forest. He knew of course what it was but it turns out that they have in his hometown back in Leicester the biggest Lebanese Cedar tree in all of Europe.

I did some research and found out the symbol of Birstall, the village where the Cedar tree is located, is a Cedar tree. The original and beautiful tree stands in Roman Road. It was once in the grounds of the now demolished Birstall Hall. [Wiki]

Looking at the size of that Cedar tree, it’s been there for more than 30-40 years if not more.