Timber from Duhok's foothills

Kurdistan region exports 50 tons of local oak as harvest season commences

DUHOK, August 22 — The Kurdistan region’s agriculture directorate announced the export of 50 tons of local oak within just two days, marking the beginning of the fruit picking season from the foothills of Duhok’s mountains.

The Quercus infectoria oak tree is among the most widespread trees in the Kurdistan region, particularly on mountain slopes. This tree is known for its various uses in medicine, paints, adhesives, and cleaning products.

Ahmed Jalil, the Director of Duhok’s Directorate of Agriculture, told 964: “In the past two days, 50 tons of Quercus infectoria oak have been exported from the Kurdistan region to Turkey. Last season witnessed the export of 250 tons throughout the season.”