Meanings of Cedar

By | February 14, 2021

The Greek term kédros came to Latin as cedrus, which in our language derived from cedar. The concept refers to a tree with a wide trunk that can be up to fifty meters high.

Cedars belong to the genus Cedrus, made up of several species. At a general level, all species coincide in having somewhat conical crowns, pointed leaves, horizontal branches, yellowish or reddish flowers and fruits known as cédrides (which are part of the pineapple group). Cedars are characterized by their aromatic wood.

The cedar of Lebanon, whose scientific name is Cedrus libani, appears on the flag of the Asian country. It is found in mountainous forests and has been used since ancient times in different ways. This tree, which is mentioned in the Bible, is also known as Solomon’s cedar since King Solomon used its wood to build the Temple in Jerusalem.

The Cedrus brevifolia or Cyprus cedar is another species of the genus Cedrus, which is up to 20 meters high. For some experts, anyway, it would be a subspecies of the Lebanon cedar, like the Atlas cedar or Cedrus atlantica.

The Himalayan cedar, scientifically called Cedrus deodara, can grow to about 60 meters. Its essential oil is used to make aromatic and repellants insect.

In Europe, these trees are widely used to decorate gardens, and for this they have various horticultural varieties, among which the blue cedar (Cedrus atlantica Glauca) stands out, which is also in the shape of a weeping willow, whose scientific name is Cedrus atlantica Glauca pendula.

It should be noted that Cedro is also the name of more than one city in the United States and Brazil and of several neighborhoods in Puerto Rico.

Finally, the acronym CEDRO refers to the Spanish Center for Reprographic Rights. It is an association of publishers and authors of magazines, scores, books and newspapers, formed to carry out the management of intellectual property rights that derive from digital copying and photocopying of works. For this purpose, it received authorization from the Ministry of Culture in 1988.

CEDRO is a non-profit association and provides its services for authors who publish in any medium and medium. Its mission is to defend and represent the legitimate interests of its clients, doing everything possible to facilitate and promote the legal use of its creations.

Some of its functions are the following:

* authorize: they provide solutions through their licensing system created with the aim of reproducing and disseminating copies —both digital and physical— in companies, institutions and educational environments;

* manage: they seek a healthy balance in the financial compensation received by publishers and authors, as well as the fairer remuneration derived from the use of works in universities and libraries (where they are provided to the public for free);

* remunerate: once CEDRO carries out the management of the fairest percentages in accordance with the law, it ensures that the authors and publishers receive the remuneration to close the cycle related to the monetary income related to the secondary use of the works;

* represent: clients enjoy the defense of their interests and their rights before the courts of justice, as well as in international and national organizations and institutions;

* inform: CEDRO is in charge of training, informing and advising authors and editors about the principles of intellectual property;

* support: contribute to the development of services and activities focused on promoting, training and helping their clients.