The Ghaf Tree - UAE National Tree

The Ghaf Tree - UAE National Tree
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  • Is the Ghaf tree the national tree of UAE? 
  • Yes, we learnt about the Ghaf tree in my school.
  • What are the uses of Ghaf Tree?
  • What are the threats to Ghaf Trees?
  • The Ghaf tree is the national symbol of UAE, it was declared as the national tree of UAE in 2008.
  • Where does the Ghaf tree lives and how it survive?
  • The wood of the Ghaf tree is used for building houses, provides shelter and food for animals, birds and other small creatures. Its wood is good for fuel and provides excellent charcoal.
  • What are the medical uses of Ghaf Tree?
  • Lopping of woods, camels and goats browsing are the threats of the Ghaf trees.
  • Is "Give a Ghaf" an tree planting program to save it?
  • The Ghaf tree lives in the desert where the climate is dry and hot winds. It roots grows upto 30 meters under the ground to get water. Small leaves help to prevent loss of water.
  • I am a Ghaf tree, I am very strong as I can live in the desert for more than 100 years.
  • It used for treating snake bite, smoke of the leaves are good for eye problems. Scientific name is Prosopis Cineraria.
  • Prosopis Cineraria
  • Yes, to save Ghaf tree Goumbook and its local partners have launched the program "Give a Ghaf" to raise public awareness and its values, which encourage public to plant more trees.
  • Save "Ghaf Trees"
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