Balochistan has very vast arid zones in Pakistan but this province is full of wonders. Zhob is also a small town and the district capital of Zhob is located in Balochistan along the banks of the Zhob river. This river is a tributary of the Gomal river and it passes about 4 km away from Zhob city. We can describe Zhob in any other article in detail but here we’ll tell you about a unique natural wonder i-e Kapip Reserved Forest of Balochistan: Where Olive Lives.
Kapip Reserved Forest is located on the outskirts of Zhob. This natural forest land is the place of the wild olive trees that are found in the upland areas of the west and north of Pakistan. Kapip Reserved Forest is a no go area and the olive trees are pretty safe from the human intervention. Olive trees are evergreen shrubs which is extremely popular in the Arabian countries and South Asia. Olive has tremendous religious significance near Muslims and the olive tree produces tiny white colored flowers, borne generally on the last year’s wood, in racemes springing from the axils of the leaves. The Olive fruit is a small drupe 1–2.5 centimeters (0.39–0.98 in) long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in wild plants than in orchard cultivars. Olives are harvested in the green to purple stage. Canned black olives may contain chemicals (usually ferrous sulfate) that turn them black artificially.
Kapip Reserved Forest presents a magnificent scenery with the wonderful display of the wild olive trees in the flowering season. The trees of Kapip Reserved Forest of Balochistan, where Olive lives are generally tough plants that are considered drought tolerant but some pests are harmful for them. Kapip Reserved Forest is also the natural habitat of shrikes, warblers, buzzards, mistle thrushes, spotted flycatchers and partridges.