The most ancient African baobabs are dying and no one knows why

After standing for a millennium or two, 9 of the 13 oldest trees have lost big chunks or died

a baobab tree

BEFORE THE FALL  African baobab trees may be in trouble. After living some 1,400 years, this specimen in Botswana — called the Chapman tree — toppled and died in 2016.

A. Patrut, Roxana Patrut

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