In Essaouira province there are vast forests of Thuja and Argan.
The dune forest
The dune forest east of Essaouira town is protected with a partly fenced wall.
See the Green Belt and Parcour
There are many small lakes surrounded by trees and bushes growing in the dunes of sand.
Many different species of birds inhabit the forest as cows, camels, straydogs.
The entry of the forest is littered with household garbage and is habitually used by people as a toilet.
Further into the forest there are signs of
systematic felt healthy trees
- probably used for the bakeries and hammans.
More documentation of by pictures april - may 2013
Trees in the forest
Carob tree (Ceratonica Siliqua L.)
DOCUMENTATION of destruction of trees in the Lagoon forest
Period April - May 2013
The remains of a a felt tree , dried in the bushes.