THOUSAND YEAR OLD BAOBAB Photograph by DAN DOUCETTE @ Project Noah Spotted in the Ifaty reserve, north of Tulear in southwestern Madagascar (Lat: Long: is this incredible Baobab tree that is purportedly a thousand years old.
Baobab: the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, the trees typically store around 300 liters of water and often live over 500 years.
The tree of love, also called tree of life, is in fact the union of two different trees, the fig and Hasina. Usually the fig kills the host tree, but in this case the two trees live in perfect harmony.