The fragrant cedar forests of Lebanon were first recorded in the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, about 4,500 years ago.
But Lebanon’s once mighty cedar forests survive today only as pockets of scraggly trees on mountain sides.
Now, there’s a project to replant the ancient cedar forests. Lebanon’s government has set an ambitious goal of increasing the country’s forest cover by 50 percent by the year 2020.
Hisham Salman runs Lebanon’s Association for Forests, …