Between 2008 and 2016 Sahara Roots has participated in more than 16 tree planting and environmental educational activities together with different primary and high schools in M’hamid, Zagora and Ouarzazate.

The Sahara needs more trees with strong roots
Desertification is devastating the edges of this beautiful landscape. Often trees provide the last line of defense against the ever-expanding sea of sand. Sahara-Roots has been planting native trees in Southern Morocco for the past 10 years, in order to help create ‘green walls’ to preserve the delicate ecosystem and reduce desertification.

To greatly improve the survival rate of the newly planted trees, Sahara-Roots uses the Groasis Waterboxx. This “intelligent water battery”, created by inventor Pieter Hoff, captures water from the air through condensation and rain. It provides much better conditions for young trees and plants to survive in this harsh environment. The Waterboxx’s are used during the initial steps of growing trees until they are ready to fend for themselves, after which the boxes can be re-used over and over again.

For more information about the Groasis’ Waterboxx:



Plant a BABY tree and receive a Sahara-Roots Tree-planting Certificate!!
Donate a tree for just 10 EURO!!
It is also possible to donate trees without your presence in M’hamid as we will take care that they are planted in the designated areas.

Donate a Groasis Waterboxx with 2 trees for Euro 40.
Included is transportation of the waterboxx from The Netherlands.

Read about our different tree-planting projects and their progress:
November 2015: Counting trees planted around Bivouac Le Petit Prince and the beginning of a new project “Joudour Sahara
See…..    November 2015 counting trees and new projects
November 2014:  “Baraka” A blessing. See….Sahara-Roots activities nov 2014
2011 – 2014: development of the tree-planting project around bivouac Le Petit Prince.
See…Tree planting project in Le Petit Prince site 2
November 2012: Do you know how to persevere?  See….Do you also know how to persevere?
October 2012: Our newly planted trees survived the summer. See….Our trees survived the Summer
October 2011: The Walking Sand-dunes. See…The walking sand dunes
November 2010: “Flearen” trees in the Sahara. See…..Flearen Trees in the Sahara nov 2010
May 2010: Report tree-plant1ng in Oulad Mhia. See…. Report Treeplanting Oued Mahia met fotos 2