This year’s common theme adopted by member states of the Postal Union for the Mediterranean “Euromed” is “Trees of the Mediterranean.
Trees are perennial sentient plants without which mankind will cease to exist. Thousands of years ago Cyprus was famous for the abundance of its trees which were cut down for smelting copper and shipbuilding.
The Mediterranean region is home to a great variety of fruit trees such as the carob, the olive and orange trees. The olive tree can live for thousands of years. Other common trees of the Mediterranean are the pine, palm and cedar trees.
The stamp depicts a composite tree featuring the leaves of the olive and pine trees and the fruits of the carob and orange trees.
Source:Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus
Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία