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Cedar is a family of trees belonging to the genus Cedrus There are three species of cedar. The Atlas cedar Cedrus atlantica, native to the Atlas mountains of Northern Africa, The cedar-of-Lebanon Cedrus libani, native to Lebanon and surrounding areas, and the Deodar cedar Cedrus deodora, native to the Himalayan region of Asia.

The name cedar has also been used to refer to various members of the juniper and thuja families.

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