THE MOROCCAN ARGAN FOREST For 35 years, Melvita has travelled the world, seeking out untouched natural areas. In Morocco, it came to the regions of Essaouira and Taroudant. The argan tree is endemic to these regions, and this is the only place in the world where it grows...The argan tree lives in an arid environment, drenched in sunshine, where the climatic conditions are ideal for its growth. Because its fruits boast so many benefits, it is often called a "miraculous tree". The tradition of harvesting and pocessing argan nuts has been carried down through generations of Berber women for centuries.