Quiver Tree Forest

Quiver Tree Forest

Quiver Tree Forest

The Quiver Tree Forest is a tourist attraction of southern Namibia. It is located about 14 km north-east of Keetmanshoop.

It comprises about 250 specimens of Aloidendron dichotomum, a species that is also locally known as the quiver tree because bushmen traditionally used its branches to make quivers.

The forest is spontaneous; the tallest quiver trees are two to three centuries old. The forest has been a national monument of Namibia on June 1, 1995.

This tree has a long history of beliefs that it will bring good luck to anybody that worships a tree and nurtures it.

Since diamonds are very rich in Namibia, people say that if one of these trees is dug up, one will get diamonds in their lifetime, but since these trees are blessed nobody wants to dig them up.

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