The Noble Quest for Cedar


The story of cedar comes from the age-old history of four great conifers. In the ancient world, cedar was highly prized as a tree associated with immortality and the gods. Early cultures of the Mediterranean used cedar to construct temples, palaces, sailing ships, and the thrones of kings. Rich in essential oil, cedar wood resists termites and salt water, has a fine grain and a lovely aroma. Ancient people understood that if you wanted to take a possession with you into the afterlife or if you wanted a building to live on after your death, you fashioned it from cedar. This folio shares the wisdom of cedar trees and helps us use that wisdom to examine our own lives, our inherited behaviors, and the legacy we’ll leave to the future.