Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) belongs to the Pinaceae (the Pine family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is native to North Africa; Algeria and Morocco. This tree grows in the Atlas Mountains, 1000-2200 m elevation, and can reach 30-35 m in height. They often form pure forests. The tree crown is conical. The leaves are needle-like, whitish blue-green and fasciculate. The fruits are barrel shaped strobiles, about 5-7 cm long, and borne upright.