Published: 2019-02-25 14:28
Last Updated: 2019-02-25 16:37
According to Dr. Nizar Haddad, Director General of the National Center for Agricultural Research (NARC), a committee has been formed to save the ancient ‘Khadr’ tree located in Naqi' between the towns of Anbah and Kafr Kifia in the city of Irbid, as well as launching a campaign to introduce it to the local communities and to tourists.
According to Dr. Haddad, after examining the condition of the tree, it was agreed to implement a number of procedures, first of which will be eliminating the Cerambyx dux insect using insecticide, as well as patching up the hollow cavity in the trunk, in addition to constructing a protective fence and installing a plaque with detailed information of the tree.
The tree is identified as one of the most important historical trees in Jordan, said Dr. Haddad, and is estimated to be 650 years old.