Instagram – Nov 21, 2022 @ 14:00

Did you know that one of Africa’s most widely distributed trees is the umbrella thorn acacia? It also grows well in arid regions across the savanna and seasonally moist deserts in the Middle East.

Fell trees provide fuel for cooking among peoples of arid landscapes. The wood can also be used for fences, wagon wheels, and furniture. Both the leaves and seed pods give food to domesticated grazing animals as well. Across marginal areas of Africa where deserts are expanding, planting umbrella thorn trees affords people an effective strategy to limit the movement of dunes and the desertification of the agricultural regions in during seasonal droughts.

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