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    ARGAN tree. Ever hear of it? Neither did I. Endemic to Morocco, evidently, it produces fruit which, apparently not edible except by goats, can produce a valuable oil, similar to olive oil.

    The trees can get pretty big, but grow only in a semi-arid climate, so their very existence is difficult from the start. Add to that the continuing cutting of the trees for their wood, an entire culture seems to hinge on their perseverance.

    2.2 million people depend on the existence of the Argan tree, as an interwoven, necessary part of their lives. If the Argan ceases to exist, so will 2 million human beings?

    'Course, in perspective, how important is the existence of only 2 million persons, compared with 1/2 BILLION who depend on River Ganges for their water? jocular


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    Do you have any trees? If so how big are they and what do they produce.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy Holmes View Post
    Do you have any trees? If so how big are they and what do they produce.
    I do not. See below. jocular


    Argan grows to 8–10 metres high and live up to 150–200 years. They are thorny, with gnarled trunks. The leaves are small, 2–4 cm long, oval with a rounded apex. The flowers are small, with five pale yellow-green petals; flowering is in April. The fruit is 2–4 cm long and 1.5–3 cm broad, with a thick, bitter peel surrounding a sweet-smelling but unpleasantly flavoured layer of pulpy pericarp. This surrounds the very hard nut, which contains one (occasionally two or three) small, oil-rich seeds. The fruit takes over a year to mature, ripening in June to July of the following year.


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    Root stem leaf flower fruit leftovers become bark waste stays inside it uses magnesium and follows sunlight. It might just well be a magnesium step ladder and you wouldn't have to rake up after it. Get a grip.
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    Trees, oxygen in the daytime ,and carbon dioxide at night. Trees make maple syrup. Moonshine made out of maple syrup, I wonder would that be concidered rum or is rum only the stuff made from sugar canes. Good for building houses. Not that good for house foundations. Trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy Holmes View Post
    Moonshine made out of maple syrup, I wonder would that be concidered rum or is rum only the stuff made from sugar canes. Good for building houses.
    I think that what it is called is less important than what it is doing to your brain.
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    So?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy Holmes View Post
    So?
    2 letters.
    1 word.
    0 sense.
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