October 26, 2021

Dubai imports 300-year-old trees from Italy


Trees ranging between the ages of 200 and 300 years from Italy have been imported into Dubai.

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the company working on the theme park project in Jebel Ali, reported it has imported 14 eight-metre tall olive trees for landscaping use in the project.

The trees will be planted in the theme park after being sourced from various plantations in Tuscany as well as southern Italy.

The company also stated it has acquired 15,860 trees, 6,100 palms and over 1.4 million shrubs and groundcovers. According to reports, more than 376 different plant species have been sourced locally as well as from Spain, Italy, Thailand, India and China.

The project will also have a nursery with the capacity to house over 15,000 trees and palms and more than 900,000 shrubs and groundcovers.

The Dubai Parks and Resorts project is due to open in 2016 and is expected to attract around 6.7 million visitors during its first 12 months.

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