I saw Wolfgang’s post of a while ago of trees in rocky places. It is astonishing how a tree can make a living in an environment where nothing seems to sustain life. I had to think of a trip I made a time ago to Oman. The Musandam peninsula is a part of Oman. 2000 m mountain ranges drop down into deep fjords. In my view it is one of the most spectacular landscapes on earth. I wonder whether there would be more of these acacia trees if humans would not have permanently interfered and cut them away for building material and fire wood.