Cedar, Olive, and Oak Joint Habitat
Name: Pearl S.
Where other than Israel, Sumaria, and the Middle East do
cedar, olive, oak trees grow together in the same geographic region.
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
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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