Date palm trees in Skoura
The date palm tree in skoura is the love child of this eco-system but it is very vulnerable. !
Symbol of prosperity, it can reach up to 30 meters but is more fragile than it looks.
At the time, no less than 15 million palm trees were there. Many different factors, such as dryness, silting, tree traffic and the Bayoud disease, made Morocco loose its 3rd world rank of date producer to the 7th today. Providing 4% of the world’s production with its 110’000 tons of fruit. Other big producers countries are Irak, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan and Libya. The Southern Morocco area provides 90% of the national production. Meaning it is important to protect them. A national rescue plan of restoration, renewal of the palm grove and plantation of 3 million trees by the year 2020, has been established.