Africa’s ancient and strange baobab trees are being ‘killed by climate change’

Tree of life is dying: Africa's ancient and strange baobab trees are being 'killed by climate change' The ancient trees are found across southern Africa and are up to 3,000 years old  Researchers found nine out of 13 of the oldest trees have died in the last decade  A report published last month lists climate change as the reason for the deaths 

By George Martin For Mailonline

Published: 19:58 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 22:38 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Africa's ancient trees of life are being killed by climate change - according to a recent scientific study.

Published in the journal Nature Plants last month, the report claims scores of the ancient baoab trees, some of which are up to 3,000 years old, are now dying because of rising global temperatures.

Researches found that nine of the oldest 13 baobab trees and five of the six biggest ones have partially or completely died in the past 12 years. 

Avenue du Baobab in western Madagascar is home to dozens of the ancient trees which can live to be 3,000 years old

Avenue du Baobab in western Madagascar is home to dozens of the ancient trees which can live to be 3,000 years old

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