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The farmers of the village of Habanmara in the countryside of Homs reap the olive harvest from trees that were not reached by the fires


Homs-Sana The people of Habanamra are spread in Wadi Al-Nadara in the western countryside of Homs, among olive groves, some of them reap the fruits of olive trees.


The people of Habanamra are spread in Wadi al-Nadara in the western countryside of Homs among the olive groves, some of whom reap the fruits of olives that were not reached by the fire fires, and some of them took upon himself with determination to restore life to his trees that were affected by the fire by pruning and refining them and removing the affected ones so that they return to green as the nature of the Valley of Freshness.

Sana toured the olive groves in the town of Habanamra and met the farmers on their lands, Hassan Hazeem with great vigor collecting the damaged branches due to the fire that affected his orchard, pruning the trees with little damage, and said our olives do not die and it will remain green as our valley.

Hazeem indicated that he is now cleaning and refining his field because his old father told him that if the roots are not burned, the olive trees will grow again, and when he finishes the cleaning and pruning process, he will plant new plants instead of the completely damaged ones.

Youssef Azar indicated that he and his wife came from early morning to Al Bustan to pick green olives to prepare them for mortar, pointing out that the current year’s season is good and that he will harvest completely if the rain falls.

Dahir of a deacon and his family members slept under the olive tree in the orchard, which part of it was damaged, and he says, "The day the fires broke out was very difficult for us because he entered our field, which we made a great effort to work in, referring to the efforts of the villagers to try to extinguish the fire despite the high fires caused by the winds." That despite the loss we suffered, we will continue to work on our land, we will replant what was damaged, and we will harvest olives every year, God willing.

Atia Massouh has a field that contained about 200 olive trees that were completely burned, which is the main source of his income.

Elias Bitar, head of Tal Kalakh Forestry Department, stated that the greatest damage to fruit trees was in the town of Habanamra, due to the fires of the past week, and included mainly old olive trees, in addition to apple, peach and peach trees, with an area estimated at 530 dunums.

Ahmed Nassar

Source: sena

All news articles on 2020-10-19

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