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HOW ANCIENT ARE BAOBAB TREES REALLY?

HOW ANCIENT ARE BAOBAB TREES REALLY?

I often get asked how old baobabs become. There is a lot of myth with most people believing that they live for up to 5000 years. I have been working with Dr Adrian Patrut, who has made it his mission to find the oldest baobab in the world. He has been at this for about […]

New Baobab Species – Fact or Theory?

New Baobab Species – Fact or Theory?

A new species of baobab, Adansonia kilima, has recently been described for Africa by Prof. Jack Pettigrew. This is significant because worldwide there are only eight species of baobab, six of them are in Madagascar, one is in Australia and one in Africa (Adansonia digitata). But what has always intrigued taxonomists is that the species […]

Interesting baobab tree roots

Interesting baobab tree roots

On my field trip a few weeks back we went into northern Venda which was very badly struck by the recent floods. Many roads were washed away and people's houses damaged. I came across this uprooted baobab. It was in a sandy area so when the floods washed around its roots it just toppled over! […]

Building a baobab tree

Building a baobab tree

Siemens commissioned renowned South African artist, Daniel Popper to design and build the massive sculpture that was inspired by the African Baobab tree as part of the COP 17 event in 2011 which took place in Durban. The tree stood at almost 15 meters high and was made from reclaimed wood. OSRAM was proud to […]

Bowen Boshier

Bowen Boshier

THE BAOBAB TREE: INSPIRING FINE ART BOWEN BOSHIER is a wilderness pencil artist and has been exhibiting since 1990. His work is in a number of private and bank collections. His originals are sold through the Everard Read Gallery, and limited edition reproductions are in selected galleries across Southern Africa. He says: "I find that […]

London baobab tree

London baobab tree

ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW THE BAOBAB BRINGS TOGETHER COMMUNITY – EVEN IN LONDON! The bright and bold London baobab tree rises almost 46 feet high on Southbank’s waterfront. Designed by the group of artists, engineers and designers in Pirate Technics, the tree was created to represent the nations of the world that took part in this […]

Venda kids and baobab fruit

Venda kids and baobab fruit

Last week I went on a field trip to Northern Venda to research fruit production. I took this great photo of some Venda kids under one of the trees I was measuring. Kids in Venda eat a lot of baobab fruit and the calcium helps their bones grow strong. The high Vitamin C content also […]

McNabs Feelgood Wild Baobab bar

McNabs Feelgood Wild Baobab bar

We love to spread the word about All Things Baobab and here’s a South African company making great use of Baobab powder in some of their health bars. McNabs Feelgood Wild Baobab bar McNabs Feelgood produce health bars, one of which is Apricot and Wild Baobab powder. As one of the most recognizable and revered trees, and an […]

How do I measure the height of a baobab?

How do I measure the height of a baobab?

Have just returned from a truly inspiring research trip on Quilalea Island where I studied and reported on 56 Baobab trees. One of the many measurements I do is to measure the height of a baobab. It's a question I'm often asked: how does a short person like me manage this?  Well, I don't climb the […]