The image above shows my self alongside a majestic Cedar of Lebanon. The tree, of venerable age, sits atop the “Monfalletto Hill” , close to the city of La Morra in the heart of The Langhe, the region in the North West of Italy famous for its wines. The Monfalletto estate originally belonged to the noble Falletti family that planted the tree there in 1856. See the Facebook page dedicated to Cedro here.
The tree is some 15 meters high and is visible for most of the villages and cities of this area of the Langhe. Despite the size, its trunk appears relatively small assuming a triangular shape from where several branches depart, stretching for some 10 meters. Last pruning occurred some thirty years ago. In the image below the Orion constellation is setting alongside the cedar: