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Great tyro 2012-04-27 12:50

Hello Rosemary,

Once again, a fascinating note, this time about these remarkable trees which must be extremely hardy to withstand such extremes of climate.

Your photograph of these trees is wonderful, the trees standing out boldly above the dry grassland and against a pale blue sky with the snow-capped form of Kilimanjaro appearing wraith-like in the distance. The colours, exposure, details and sharpness are superb.

Beautiful!

Kind Regards,

John.

P.S. After reading you note and doing a bit more research myself, I discovered that it is believed that both the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant were constructed by the Israelites from acacia wood: quite interesting that this hardy tree should have other uses than providing animal fodder. Is acacia wood used for construction nowadays?

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:58 PM
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Hi John - Yes, I understand that the tree is used for furniture making and the trees do grow in Israel. We don't have this tree in Namibia but have a species we call Camel Thorn. This tree makes the best coals for a BBQ (braai) but here it is illegal to cut down the Camel Thorn without a permit, it is protected . Glad you like the shot. Warm regards Rosemary
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