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The Cedars of Lebanon, the Limits of Restoration, and Cultural Loss

The Cedars of Lebanon, the Limits of Restoration, and Cultural Loss EDITORIAL The Cedars of Lebanon, the Limits of Restoration, and Cultural Loss Steven N. Handel Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled. Zechariah 11:1 for thousands of years. Cut and shipped throughout the Moving Climate Zones, North and Up classical world, they were used for Egyptian palaces and Our restoration work is forged on a moving anvil. We King Solomon’s temple, then more prosaically for railroad analyze and plan for success in today’s landscape, but construction and firewood during colonial regimes. Forest physical and biotic changes are rapidly approaching and fragments remain and are treasured by diverse members erode the assumptions that underlie our efforts. As climate of Lebanese civil society. Some stands are UNESCO World change warms our lands and the seas, the species mixes Heritage sites, such as the Forest of the Cedars of God. of past habitats that we emulate will be inappropriate for Take a bow. future conditions. Very oen s ft pecies can disperse north e d Th anger now is temperature rise, not overharvesting to a latitude that fits their physiological requirements. But for architectural http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

The Cedars of Lebanon, the Limits of Restoration, and Cultural Loss

Ecological Restoration , Volume 36 (4) – Nov 22, 2018

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EDITORIAL The Cedars of Lebanon, the Limits of Restoration, and Cultural Loss Steven N. Handel Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled. Zechariah 11:1 for thousands of years. Cut and shipped throughout the Moving Climate Zones, North and Up classical world, they were used for Egyptian palaces and Our restoration work is forged on a moving anvil. We King Solomon’s temple, then more prosaically for railroad analyze and plan for success in today’s landscape, but construction and firewood during colonial regimes. Forest physical and biotic changes are rapidly approaching and fragments remain and are treasured by diverse members erode the assumptions that underlie our efforts. As climate of Lebanese civil society. Some stands are UNESCO World change warms our lands and the seas, the species mixes Heritage sites, such as the Forest of the Cedars of God. of past habitats that we emulate will be inappropriate for Take a bow. future conditions. Very oen s ft pecies can disperse north e d Th anger now is temperature rise, not overharvesting to a latitude that fits their physiological requirements. But for architectural

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 22, 2018

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