Best trees & plants for Somaliland/Somalia

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  1. Futurist

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    Somalis need to get serious about planting their own food, instead of begging for handouts from the international community every 5 years.

    South Somalia is blessed with black earth soil and two permanent rivers. They should be self sufficient in food.

    But the more important question is which plants will survive in the dry climates of Somaliland and also Central-North Eastern Somalia? I heard orange, lemon and olive trees do well in dry climates. Is this true?
     
  2. Futurist

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    Somaliland and Puntland could do really well with Orange, Lemon, fig, olive, dates, pomegranates trees. They have the perfect climate, soil and conditions. They could become world leading exporters with the land size they have.

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    Climate
    Orange trees (Citrus sinensis) are native to northeastern India but grow worldwide in areas with the right climate and conditions. Growing oranges gives you your own tree-ripened fruit at little or no cost. Orange trees are climate-sensitive plants that have quite definite temperature requirements. When they are actively growing, they do best if temperatures range from 55 (12c) to 100 (37c) degrees Fahrenheit. They become dormant in winter and require temperatures no lower the 35 F or higher than 50 F during this period.

    Water

    Oranges trees do best in areas that receive 40 to 45 inches of rainfall yearly, but can tolerate up to 60 inches of rainfall if they are in areas that don't remain saturated for long periods of time. They generally tolerate drought quite well and can produce more intense color in the peels of their fruit when grown under partially dry conditions. However, soil that is dry for long periods can reduce the number and size of a tree's fruit.

    Soil

    Orange trees prefer sandy soil, especially of a type called high hammock or high pineland soil that drains well and doesn't hold water for any length of time. They also need good soil depth to accommodate their extensive root systems, doing poorly in areas where soil is shallow and sits on rocks or gravel. Ideally, the water table in a planting area should be more than 30 inches below the surface for best root growth and tree vigor.

    Sun and Nutrition

    Orange trees produce the most fruit when grown in full sun, although they can tolerate partial shade. They do quite well in locations that receive lightly filtered shade, such as in shade produced by nearby tall trees, including pines or oaks. Because they are generally strong growers, orange trees need regular fertilizing, requiring about 1 cup of high-nitrogen formula for each year of tree age, applied three times every year, in February, May and September.
     
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  3. CangeeroBear

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    The mountains in sanaag are epic.If any government can centralise the region and offer incentives for farmers we could see an economic boom!
     
  4. felloff

    felloff FA'CASH GANG BABY

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    on the top of my head, Australian trees could be useful, and the trees Israel uses in the limmans
     
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  5. DalJecel

    DalJecel Calankay Cawaale, Heestay Qarshe

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    #MakeSomaliWeynGreen
     
  6. Yaquub

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    Lebanese cedars are beautiful and can survive harsh climates also south african violet trees would look good in some regions.

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  7. Halyeey

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    People need to plant grass like this everywhere and then shut off the the land for a few months. Small bush plants too.
     
  8. Halyeey

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    Somewhere near Garowe :banderas:
     
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  9. Yaquub

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    That place could be turned into a park, it's so beautiful. All it would need is some ponds and fountains and benches.
    :ahh:
     
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