To all those who are pround of their national tree
The Cedars of Lebanon is threatened Both on the ground and on the national flag
Throughout history, the Cedars of Lebanon were much valued for their beauty, fragrance, religious value, and utility in building. Research derived from historical abstracts reveals the relationship between ancient Lebanese Cedar trade for commercial profit, and the denudation of the once beautifully forested lands of Lebanon. During the last 40 years, more than 35 % of the forest cover in Lebanon has deteriorated. The apparent environmental consequences today are extremely dramatic and are demonstrated by a minimally forested Lebanon (near-total denudation).
Today, only 13% of the Lebanese forests survived ... but still highly threatened.
Reforest Lebanon urges all the friends of Lebanon around the world to take an action today before it's too late.