The Tree Story
Tamarisk (Deep Inspiration) – Tamarisk africana
In Greek this tree is referred to as almariki which means “I am a salty tree”. It grows by the sea or establishes its roots in riverbeds close to the sea. It survives well even after heavy pruning, and prolonged dry periods. It drinks the salty sea mist and then the tiny glands on its leaves filter out the bitter salt leaving only sweet moisture to quench its thirst. It can grow in fragile earth, enabling the soil to later maintain more robust growth. The flowers look like creamy pink smoke hovering in the branches.