The study project, ‘Sustainable Harvesting of Frankincense Trees’, began in 2010, focusing on 4 experimental areas and monitoring 180 frankincense trees in Dhofar to figure out the correct frequency of tapping to generating a sustainable yield without having adversely harming the trees, a press release stated.
Among the oldest internationally traded industrial tree items in Oman, exactly where frankincense has been created for millennia, the commodity remains an essential component of neighborhood culture and a primary supply of earnings to hundreds of farmers and their households.
Frankincense trees are at present undergoing serious population decline due to overgrazing, insect infestation, and unsustainable harvesting strategies.
The ESO project was launched to market sustainable harvesting of frankincense trees, with sponsorship offered by HSBC Bank Oman.
Information Source: Muscat Daily