No. 4 - The Mediterranean Cypress (Brosh)If you travel to Ilaniya in northern Israel, you will discover my ancient remains, but when you continue your journey throughout the country, you will see me in almost every corner. My cousins grow mostly in North America, Africa, the Middle East and China. I produce seed cones, I am fireproof, long-lived and in the Bible it is told that I was used to build Solomon’s Temple.
Even Theodor Herzl, who envisioned the State of Israel, chose me as the national tree, and planted me in the mountains of Jerusalem. And who can forget the beautiful song that the famous Israeli songwriter, Ehud Manor, wrote in my honor, based on his childhood experiences in Binyamina: "And I saw a cypress standing in a field in front of the sun ...".