Sunland Baobab – The big tree in Modjadjiskloof

Sunland Baobab – The big tree in Modjadjiskloof

The tree is 22 metres high and 47 metres in circumference. The trunk diameter was 10.64 metres, and the crown diameter is 30.2 metres. The trunk consists of two connected sections, each with its own enormous hollow, and these are connected by a narrow passage. One third of the Boabab tree collapsed in August 2016. According to a study published in 2018, not only the Sunland Baobab, but the majority of the oldest and largest African baobabs have died over the past 12 years.

In one study the tree was carbon-dated and found to be an estimated 1,060 years old, plus or minus 75 years. Results of other studies have however suggested much higher ages.

Base of tree / Image: na-tour-denkmal.de

Featured Image: Baobab (Adansonia digitata) / Image: na-tour-denkmal.de



 

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