Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable native shrub species: Fire Bush: the multipurpose sand dune stabilizer
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Fire Bush – or Arta - is an excellent pastoral species for fixing soil and providing a source of protein for livestock. Its wood is highly prized as fuel, as it burns smokeless. It grows in course sandy dessert soils and is used for grazing, fire wood, sand dune fixation, and pasture rehabilitation. It plays a vital role in the fight against desertification. In addition to being cultivated around desert plantations and used as a wind break, it is also utilised for medicinal purposes and human consumption.