Adventures in Arboriculture

Trip: Tassili N'Ajjer, Algeria

There are [5] stories from my trip: Tassili N'Ajjer, Algeria


Tamrit

ALGERIA | Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | Views [528]

That night we slept within a small stone shelter, a stones throw from the cypress tree, and the next morning we would venture through Tamrit, the 'Valley of the Cypresses' where there is a dense concentration of trees. It is cold here at night, ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, tamrit, tassili najjer, trees


A cypress in the Sahara

ALGERIA | Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | Views [987]

Eventually I too could see the Cypress, a small dusty green dome poking above the monotonous blackened stone. From this distance it looked like small bush, the majority of its bulk nestled snugly in an old riverbed that had been eroded over the millennia ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, cypress, sahara, trees, trekking


Walking on the moon

ALGERIA | Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | Views [1776]

I am awoken by the natural light of the dawn to the sound of Ahled packing the donkeys with kit. Clanging saucepans, braying, hooves scuffing the ground. This is the first time I've seen my surroundings and I am awestruck by the sheer sided cliffs ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, rock art, tassili, trees, trekking, tuareg


At the foot of the Plateau

ALGERIA | Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Views [470] | Comments [1]

There are trees in the middle of the Sahara, high up on the rugged Tassili N'ajjer Plateau. Not only that but they are reputed to be huge and, there are only 233 left in the wild. They are an IUCN critically endangered species, first seen by western ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, djanet, international tree foundation, sahara, trees, tuareg


Gallery: In search of the loneliest trees in the world

ALGERIA | Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

Saharan Cypress
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