How do Baobab Trees Die?

The Baobab tree is a tough tree and resists drought, fire and termites. They simply regrow their bark if it is stripped. When they die, they simply rot from the inside and suddenly collapse, leaving a heap of fibers. Perhaps it leaves locals to think they just disappear in a poof of magic, leaving just a fibrous heap.

Photo credit: African Safari News, Eyes on Africa

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