Cedars Forever – Come to Life
“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.”
Thomas Fuller (1654-1734). Comp., Gnomologia: Adages and Proverbs, 2248, 1732
The Cedars Forever program was developed to ensure the continuity of the Cedar – a species in danger of extinction. In order to restore Lebanon’s mountains to their original glory, Cedars Forever is setting out to plant trees in Lebanon, to start with, namely in Barouk, a forest which constitutes a major part of the Shouf Nature Reserve.
As a first step, Cedars Forever plans to plant hundreds of thousands of Cedar trees over a period of 10 years, in a completely deforested 14 million square meter area. In the future it hopes to expand to other areas in Lebanon.
Individuals and organizations wishing to contribute to the program, may do so by adopting a Cedar. For a $150, a Cedar will be planted bearing the name of the person who adopted it as well as a serial number.
When you adopt a Cedar you receive:
•A membership card
•An adoption certificate
•Regular updates on the status of your tree through newsletters and photographs
•Free entrance to the Shouf Biosphere Reserve twice a year
But adopting a Cedar means much more than that as well.
The knowledge that you are contributing in the reforestation of Lebanese mountains and making Lebanon a greener and healthier place is gratifying enough on its own.
•A 3-year guarantee: If for some reason or other your Cedar does not survive, another one will be planted in its place.
•Pure breeds: Cedars Forever respects genealogy and only plants true, home grown Lebanese Cedars.
•Accreditation: All of Cedars Forever’s activities are accredited and approved by the competent authorities.
Adopt a Cedar – Adopt Life
“A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for prosperity.”
Alexander Smith (1830-1867). Dreamthorp, 11, 1863
With its flowing waters, rolling hills, terraced orchards, and many natural splendors, Lebanon is truly a land of milk and honey.
But it is also a land that has been taken for granted. The time has come to set things right.
By adopting a Cedar, you are not just planting a tree, you are investing in the future of a beautiful country, encouraging ecotourism and leaving a far greater inheritance behind than any kind of fortune.