Prosopis cineraria (Ghaf in Arabic) – An unsung hero of the desert

Prosopis cineraria (Ghaf in Arabic) – An unsung hero of the desert


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