Ghaf tree says “When you see me thrive in your fields, you may wonder if I’m stealing water from your crops. I’m not! my taproots goes down 35-60 meters in search of water. That’s about. the width of one of your football fields! I actually protect your agriculture by acting as a windbreak to slow down dust storms. My roots also stabilize sand dunes, preventing the desert from taking over”. Continue reading Prosopis cineraria (Ghaf in Arabic) – An unsung hero of the desert
Prosopis cineraria is an evergreen tree, grow up to 25m tall; trunk un-branched for several meters; branches droop, giving the canopy a rounded appearance with short triangular spines between leaves nodes; bark is fissured or cracked providing shelter to different insects. The tree is also frost hardy and tolerant of temperatures up to 50 oC. Continue reading Prosopis cineraria, well defined in Expo 2020
Each challenge gives a lesson. The droughts have taught the wildlife to contact the domestic livestock. Continue reading Dry/drought conditions in Kenya force wildlife and domestic stock into close contact.
Zygophylum is engineered with specialized qualitative traits, making it the most reseleient flora in the derest. At the moment, I have lost some pictures, camel eating Zygophyllum but I’m quite optimistic that soon, I shall be able to share with you. Please consider my suggestion, planting native plants like Leptadenia, Haloxllon, Zygophyllum, and other shrubs and trees in your lawns so that your kids are enriched with the knowledge of native flora and fauna as the native plants act as a wildlife sanctuary. The local people in Arabia and Persia have been using this plant for various purposes, ranging from medication (human and animals) to disinfecting/cleaning clothes and other stuff, and insect repletion to rodents control. Continue reading Desert ecology, floral survival, and camel grazing – Impacts and the future hopes