Trees in rocky places

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.

Just to give an impression of dimensions, another picture of the entire valley

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