Africa’s oldest trees are dying

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Baobab tree in Keer-Keer, South Africa.

Baobab tree in Keer-Keer, South Africa.

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1. Africa’s oldest trees are dying

Some of the oldest and biggest trees across Africa are dying and scientists are uncertain why, although recent dramatic changes in the regional climate are suspected (BBC News). Researchers have found that nine of the 13 oldest baobab trees – aged between 1,000 and 2,500 years old – have died or are in the process of dying. The trees are located in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South…

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