The Argan tree, known for its spiny appearance as the “Tree of Life”,
is found exclusively in southwestern Morocco.
This unique region hosts over 21 million argan trees, covering more than 800,000 hectares. Argan trees can reach a height of 8 to 10 metres, with some exceptional specimens living up to 200 years.
This native species typically starts producing fruit at around five years of age and reaches its peak production capacity after approximately two decades. The tree plays a vital role in local ecosystems and helps prevent soil erosion.
Harvesting the Argan fruit is a time-honoured Berber tradition, exclusively performed by women. The techniques for extracting Argan oil are rooted in ancient wisdom, handed down from mothers to daughters over generations.