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Name: Pearl S.
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Age: 50s
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Date: 12/10/2002


Question:
Where other than Israel, Sumaria, and the Middle East do cedar, olive, oak trees grow together in the same geographic region.


Replies:
Please note that "cedar", "olive", and "oak" are "common names" that apply to many species of their respective genera. There are even places in North America where representatives of these groups grow together. If you are looking for the distribution of a particular species, then you might search by their "scientific names."

For example, please see

http://climchange.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/

Anthony Brach, Ph.D


Those trees all grow well in what is known as "Mediterranean" climates, which are characterized by dry summers and moderately wet winters. Mediterranean climate zones tend to be on the western margins of continental masses in subtropical latitudes. Such regions include southern California, the Mediterranean coastal region (Portugal, Spain, North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus), South Africa (Cape Province), Central Chile, and Australia (Perth and Adelaide).

Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois



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