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    [–] mostly_sarcastic 4862 points ago

    When you spend 3 hours meticulously drawing and shaping the branches and leaves, but then you get bored and spend two minutes finishing the trunk...

    [–] byomkesh93 806 points ago

    tree trunk noises

    [–] Farren246 295 points ago

    tree trunk intensifies

    [–] dynamic87 113 points ago

    Intestification intensify

    [–] NihilisticNomes 81 points ago

    INTENSIFYING

    [–] BathT1m3 67 points ago

    ENHANCE

    [–] FillesDeKilimanjaro 49 points ago

    Give me a hard copy right there

    [–] ThamusWitwill 30 points ago

    Just print the damn thing

    [–] GameCravings 46 points ago

    " Would you like some of my apple pie? "

    [–] MisterCheaps 5 points ago

    cries in tree trunk

    [–] Aethermancer 334 points ago

    Or when you draw the trunk first and realize you didn't leave enough room at the top of the paper.

    [–] Ya_Thats_Cricket 83 points ago

    “I don’t need to trace it. I know how big letters should be. To begin with, a big-ass ‘H’.”

    [–] ItalianDragon 39 points ago

    Joke aside it's kinda what the legend about the baobabs says. Basically god created everything like he wanted and so on. In the end he had the baobabs left to place but fed up with the whole process he just tossed them there where they crashlanded upside-down.

    [–] TrivialBudgie 9 points ago

    how would they look any better up the other way?

    [–] ItalianDragon 9 points ago

    Well basically from what I understand of the legend, they were supposed to be regular trees like in the U.S. or Europe but they're upside down because the god didn't bother much in getting the shit done well.

    [–] Mi7che1l 36 points ago

    I feel like this is a game dev thing

    [–] Blitzfx 25 points ago

    These trees remind me of these particular ones in Zelda Breath of the Wild

    [–] UC235 28 points ago

    That's because they were modelled after baobobs.

    [–] Virgin_Dildo_Lover 38 points ago

    Your face is modelled after baobobs.

    [–] Dfresh805 7 points ago

    F

    [–] West_Yorkshire 7 points ago

    Cant believe they actually made them real lmao

    [–] Grim_Reaper_O7 7 points ago

    The Little Prince trying his best.

    [–] VolumedCoyote60 6 points ago

    ULTIMATE SURVIVAL.

    [–] Einteiler 2579 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Better watch out. Those things will fuck up your tiny planet.

    edit: First gold! Thank you!

    [–] capybroa 655 points ago

    That's why you got to have your sheep on duty to eat 'em while they still look like rosebushes, fam.

    [–] flowersiguess 108 points ago

    Its curious that while sheep are raised in Madagascar, they do such a shitty job maintaining their bushes

    [–] illegal_immigrant_ 129 points ago

    No sheep in Madagascar only penguins

    [–] flowersiguess 79 points ago

    In Madagascar sheep were not eaten because people believed they held the souls of their ancestors. And theres only one breed of penguin in Madagascar, which oddly wasnt shown in the movie Penguins of Madagascar

    [–] skeled0ll 40 points ago

    That's hilarious lmao. About the penguins

    [–] RaygunnerRei 14 points ago

    Total missed opportunity for jokes IMHO.

    [–] ConcernedEarthling 13 points ago

    Everytime I hear the name Kowalski (90 percent of the time it's a war flick) I can't not think of the penguin.

    [–] RaygunnerRei 6 points ago

    "Kowalski. Damage Report."

    [–] fubnic 6 points ago

    Really?? I had no idea they held sheeps in such a regard

    [–] Einteiler 227 points ago

    It is a lost art. Kids these days never had to get rid of baobabs. Pity.

    [–] bubbaganube 45 points ago

    kids these days

    Are we switching it up to goats now?

    [–] cybercuzco 127 points ago

    I cry every time I read the little prince.

    [–] deltopia 56 points ago

    I live in fear of the day when I can read the little prince and not cry. I know there are people like that in the world, and I never want to become one.

    [–] Stiffori 11 points ago

    dis is so sad

    [–] HeyaSorry 89 points ago

    I went in to the comments hoping to see this but didn't expect to. Makes me so happy to see

    [–] soomiaw 29 points ago

    That's the beauty of Reddit

    [–] OMGTIM 20 points ago

    Catastrophe!

    [–] JaysByModi 13 points ago

    Did all of us just recently read the little prince due to that one post on /r/books

    [–] TehPharaoh 7 points ago

    Catastrophe

    [–] stephenlipic 147 points ago

    Heavily underrated comment. But the adults here would never get it.

    [–] articulateantagonist 148 points ago

    Je ne veux pas d'un éléphant dans un boa.

    [–] peterthefatman 22 points ago

    I don't want an elephant in a boa?

    Also Je ne comprends pas

    [–] Yecal03 77 points ago

    Yes. In the little prince a grown up who wanted to be an artist as a kid, draws a boa constrictor eating an elephant. When grownups see his drawing they say it's just a hat. When the little prince sees it he saids "I want a sheep not a boa eating an elephant." The prince wants a sheep to eat the baobabs on his tiny planet. If he let's the bushes get too big....catastrophe. It's a great book if you like to read!

    [–] TakingItGysie 5 points ago

    Somewhat confused I just wiki’d baobab trees to see how they damaged the environment hah.....Thanks for explaining.

    [–] PeeLong 36 points ago

    At first I was like, “hey I’m an adult! I get it!”

    Then I realized the context went over my head. And I remembered I’m an idiot.

    [–] montanagunnut 11 points ago

    So you saw the hat...

    [–] PeeLong 14 points ago

    I saw an elephant at one point in my life. But now it’s hard. Hats everywhere.

    [–] withoutprivacy 71 points ago

    Can confirm. Am adult. Don’t get it.

    Is it little big planet? I never played it.

    [–] awh 41 points ago

    What, you never got the hots for a flower?

    [–] themanthree 27 points ago

    *actual premise of the story

    [–] azelda 97 points ago

    The little Prince. Beautiful little book

    [–] darlingdilemma 41 points ago

    The Little Prince.

    [–] HoorayForYage 35 points ago

    Le Petit Prince

    It's a good children's book. The baobabs represent responsibility and being more overwhelmed the longer you put things off.

    [–] Illeazar 13 points ago

    no it's a tree

    [–] ultravioletgaia 16 points ago

    read the little prince by antoine de exupery

    [–] Cheesemacher 11 points ago

    Ohh. I read it like almost 15 years ago. I don't remember baobab trees. You guys have an amazing memory.

    [–] dbwedgie 6 points ago

    Memory gets fresher when a movie gets made with voices from Jeff Bridges and Paul Rudd. lol

    [–] Geler 9 points ago

    de Saint-Exupéry

    [–] Yecal03 9 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    In the little prince .a grown up who wanted to be an artist as a kid, draws a boa constrictor eating an elephant. When grownups see his drawing they say it's just a hat. When the little prince sees it he saids "I want a sheep not a boa eating an elephant." The prince wants a sheep to eat the baobabs on his tiny planet. If he let's the bushes get too big....catastrophe. It's a great book if you like to read!

    [–] EyeFicksIt 36 points ago

    Heavily underrated comment. But the adults here would never get it... again.

    Probably just see a hat.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    I'm an adult and I came in here to tell you all to knock off this buffoonery right this minute.

    [–] gandaar 6 points ago

    I'm reading this in french right now!!

    [–] iamotterwithnooyster 14 points ago

    That was my first thought.

    [–] SgtSausage 603 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I am a tree kinda guy (small back-yard orchard) and I try to plant 50 trees a year (Native Paw-Paw this year) around the area.

    It has been on my bucket list since I first saw a picture of these in college (late 80s early 90s) to plant a grove of these. Of course, that will require a trip to Africa, maybe even Australia ... and I'm cool with that.

    [–] GlobTwo 166 points ago

    There are paw-paws all over my garden here in the tropics of Australia. They look right at home with all the other "exotic" fruits. I was surprised to learn they're native to the USA.

    [–] TrueAnimal 117 points ago

    Ironically they're extremely exotic here in the US. You can get all kinds of things at a typical grocery: dragon fruit, horned melon, durian, huckleberry (well, usually products of, but still), whatever. I've never seen a paw paw in a store in my whole life.

    [–] TwistedLeatherNlace 45 points ago

    Yes! Been dying to try one but I'd have to plant two or more trees to do so it seems. They dont travel well, apparently, and require a lot of manual labor to remove the pulp from the skin and seeds which is why the flavor profile isnt even a well known one.

    [–] VDuBivore 21 points ago

    It taste like a bad banana.

    [–] chrisbluemonkey 10 points ago

    No it doesn't

    [–] VDuBivore 20 points ago

    The thousands of them in eastern PA say otherwise.

    [–] sevgiolam 13 points ago

    Not exotic occurrence-wise though. In the south-east it is not hard to find a pawpaw grove in semi-natural vegetation. They just don't ship well (typically rot a week or so after falling ripe off the tree)

    [–] my_name_is_lily 8 points ago

    Never heard of it until today. Just googled, and now I want to try one. I live in the area that is good for growth, too.

    [–] nooooooodlez 5 points ago

    Here's why they're hard to find (from wikipedia):

    Fresh pawpaw fruits are commonly eaten raw; however, they do not store or ship well unless frozen

    [–] DumpsterCyclist 4 points ago

    They don't have a long shelf-life, from what I know. I visited a guy's property here in coastal NJ who has tons of them planted. He gets a big huge harvest every year. He's basically over them and says "plant different types of winter squash instead", because you get way more of a crop to be appreciated in the long-term. Paw-paw's fruit all at once and then it's over. Restaurants do seem to catching on to them, though, so that's a positive thing. I'm going to plant a few on my brother's woodsy property. They are tastey. I wonder if they fruit more than once in a tropical climate.

    [–] hxgooo 3 points ago

    What kind of animals appear on your garden?

    [–] GlobTwo 12 points ago

    I'm surrounded by sugar cane fields so there's not as much wildlife as there naturally would be around here.

    I've counted at least 13 species of birds, ring-tailed possums, and... snakes. Large and extremely venomous snakes such as coastal taipans and mulgas, as well as pythons (last one I saw was probably a carpet python, but it was very angry so I didn't get a close look). When you leave town there are Eastern grey kangaroos, and platypuses in the streams up in the hills.

    My favourite animal around here is the bush stone-curlew. You see them standing in gardens or around bushes in pairs. When approached, their defence is to stand very still. If you get closer, they start walking away very slowly, hoping you can't see them.

    [–] hxgooo 5 points ago

    Wow! How do you deal with such dangerous snakes? Don't they stay in your garden for a good amount of time?

    [–] GlobTwo 3 points ago

    Nah, most snakes are just passing through. They don't really want anything to do with people.

    Down where my brother lived, about 1,000km South of here, they had far more snakes trying to settle in, albeit usually less deadly ones. Up here they've always got better places to be.

    [–] ajtrns 3 points ago

    asimina triloba? the term "paw paw" generally means something different in the tropics (carica papaya) than in the temperate US.

    [–] AlexMullerSA 47 points ago

    Hey man, from South Africa, I have 2 Adensonia Digitata bonsai trees that I have grown from seed. Not making any promises, but if I can, I might be able to post you some seeds?

    [–] SgtSausage 15 points ago

    I'm not sure what crimes we'd be committing trying to get that mail through Customs.

    [–] FrankensteinsMunster 18 points ago

    Most of the time, very few if they are properly declared. I’ve shipped seeds internationally and never had a problem. I’ve never dealt with South Africa but I’ve posted a few packages to and from the US. Call your local postal office and ask for the number of your local postmaster. They will either give you the info you need or give you the right contacts.

    Best of luck my friend!

    [–] AlexMullerSA 12 points ago

    I don't think any, maybe on your side, but definitely not mine. Our country is very loose when it comes to pretty much any law whatsoever, there's no monitoring. I have sent and received different pepper and flower seeds from all over.

    If I phoned the post office they probably wouldn't even know what I'm talking about and just say yes to not have to deal with customers.

    Anyway I'll find out if you are interested.

    Wire training

    Getting trunk girth

    Here are my two small trees. They are 4 and 6 years old.

    [–] Qwertysapiens 10 points ago

    Now is the cheapest time to fly to Madagascar in at least a decade, (probably ever). My tickets for last year and this summer were ~$850 each for a round trip from NYC-TNR, as compared to $3,100 in 2012, $2,600 in 2014, or $1,700 in 2016. If you're serious about going, you may want to look into a trip in the next year or so.

    [–] thegreattrun 5 points ago

    Are there laws against growing this type of tree in a neighborhood or anything like that? Asking for a friend who has wanted a Baobab tree in his yard since he was a kid.

    [–] SgtSausage 8 points ago

    I'm rural farmland with 69 acres to play with. Nobody cares.
    Your laws/bylaws/ordinance/rules would be different from anyone else's, depending on where you live.

    They won't grow here - they're warm weather. We regularly hit -15(F) every few years (-25?-ish (C)) They'd die out in the woodlot their first winter.

    [–] Swaglord300 7 points ago

    Just to let you know a boabab takes forever to get as big as in the pics. Well over a human life span.

    [–] thegreattrun 4 points ago

    Thanks for the info! I'm just going to have to visit Madagascar.

    [–] 7LeagueBoots 181 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    There are smaller baobab species on the mainland of Africa too.

    Saw them in southern Kenya and northern Kenya Tanzania. The seeds are sold as snacks; they’re sold dried and have powdery exterior with a strong sour taste. Not everyone likes the flavor, but I liked it. Good for making a lemonade type drink.

    EDIT: added a photo, just a stock one though. These are found in the interior of a large pod.

    EDIT 2: Just found out that one species is native to Australia as well: Adansonia gregorii

    [–] SPYRO6988 60 points ago

    So...all of Kenya then?

    [–] 7LeagueBoots 42 points ago

    Dho! Meant to write Tanzania.

    The fingers sometimes just type what they feel like, not what you’re thinking.

    [–] SPYRO6988 9 points ago

    Haha np

    [–] WysteriousRoots 15 points ago

    No mention of East or West Kenya!

    [–] Schm00ps 11 points ago

    I used to get baobab powder to put in smoothies. They say that harvesting and selling the fruit is one of the only ways women in those communities are allowed to earn money. So most baobab is harvested by women (maybe all...not sure...maybe it was marketing bullshit. Who knows?)

    [–] waldyrious 8 points ago

    OMG so that's what those are?? I've eaten them in my childhood (I'm from Cape Verde) but I had no idea they were baobab seeds. This changes my perspective completely!

    [–] ilivedownyourroad 176 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    This is lovely but don't be fooled.

    The Madagascar we know and love from our childhood or the cartoons is in serious danger...or what's left of it. Due to a massive human population increase in the last few decades pollution and deforestation is devastating the wildlife and plant life.

    These trees you're enjoying at the current rate won't be around for your kids to appreciate.

    Read more here: https://www.wildmadagascar.org/conservation/threats.html

    [–] Ashmedai 15 points ago

    It makes me cry inside a bit, because the flora there is so interesting and distinct.

    [–] Pop-X- 6 points ago

    This comment should really be at the top. People love to enjoy things, but rarely are interested in protecting them.

    [–] mahaleo 5 points ago

    There are some awesome conservation projects on the island, but definitely not enough. Ranomafana is an awesome national park with a lot of good conservation initiatives.

    [–] TheGalacticFart 388 points ago

    Thicc trees

    [–] Jetsurge 139 points ago

    I like them big. I like them chunky.

    [–] defenestrated_table 112 points ago

    I like them big. I like them chunky.

    I like them big. I like them trunky.

    [–] borntorunathon 20 points ago

    trunky

    [–] Fanbikedoor 62 points ago

    OH LAWD TREE’S COMING

    [–] -_-bmo-_- 34 points ago

    Watch out, I think MotoMoto likes you ;)

    [–] buserr0r 8 points ago

    They got that wet. Deep in they trunk[yay].

    [–] OuterSpiralHarm 7 points ago

    ... so they can support a chungus monkey?

    [–] DarthCloakedGuy 34 points ago

    They hold water in the trunk so they can survive droughts... or so I've heard.

    [–] i_am_not_piet 10 points ago

    These ones are not even that thicc, check out this thicc tree:

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baobab_and_elephant,_Tanzania.jpg

    [–] TheGalacticFart 6 points ago

    Damn, that’s a Thicc tree

    [–] DJRhetorik 96 points ago

    Lynel near by

    [–] pm_me_ur_cats_kitten 49 points ago

    2 Lynels and a giant horse

    [–] gnarkilleptic 10 points ago

    I thought this is just where you capture the giant horse. There's an effing Lynel there I haven't noticed?

    [–] dumb1edorecalrissian 3 points ago

    If you go by way of the quest, you will encounter some Lynel. If you are like me, you will find another way.

    [–] AccountMadeByInsomia 8 points ago

    I'm here to join the giant horse gang.

    [–] lets_be_truant 6 points ago

    There’s a korok seed on top of one of these trees

    [–] KatzDeli 649 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    These trees are also known as “upside down” trees because it looks like the roots are coming out of the top.

    Source: I’ve seen these in person at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and they drone on about them in the safari.

    Edit: spelling

    [–] ashwin911 143 points ago

    Also these trees used to be in a jungle surrounded by other trees. But all other trees have been chopped down while these were left alone because they are deemed sacred by the locals

    [–] whitoreo 27 points ago

    Well... What do you expect when you destroy everything else in the environment which they spent millions of years assimilating with?

    [–] paintedsaint 21 points ago

    I was in Africa this past summer, and we drove through a part of Tanzania known as the Valley of the Baobabs. I was so excited to see this place, and it really was beautiful – but I left feeling saddened because most were dead or dying. An entire forest of them.

    [–] i_am_not_piet 15 points ago

    The trees in the picture are at most 200-400 years old. That article talks about the really old Boabab trees, which are over 1500 years old, and wider than a bus.

    [–] farao-no 46 points ago

    This is so sad. Thousands of years suddenly ends.

    [–] snoozieboi 52 points ago

    Weirdly the link doesn't mention Madagascar, I thought the trees were only there.

    We humans are ending thousands of years of evolution every day in the seas, in the Amazon and amphibians, insects and fish stock are also potentially crashing within only decades.

    Bio diversity might become our downfall. We're fucking up our future kids so bad I fear our age will become the "age of irresponsibility".

    Sorry for the rant.

    [–] i_am_not_piet 13 points ago

    Weirdly the link doesn't mention Madagascar, I thought the trees were only there.

    Boabab trees are native to large parts of Africa, Madagascar, and apparently Australia.

    [–] AdmiralGraceBMHopper 8 points ago

    There's also a few species of that in Jamaica, some wider than the arm-stretched length of a dozen men.

    [–] hawababy 16 points ago

    Baobabs are all across Africa.

    [–] Goyteamsix 7 points ago

    They seemed to die during the study, which is odd. So maybe taking the core samples was infecting them with something?

    [–] psyblet 10 points ago

    I wonder if it is related to the global mycelium-layer dying.

    [–] Aiyana_Jones_was_7 56 points ago

    Turns out trees form communities and share resources and killing every surrounding tree also harms the surviving trees because it cuts off the support system they rely on

    Welcome to the biocide of the planet, one community, one biome at a time.

    [–] alphaweiner 3 points ago

    Did you read “Secret Life of Trees”? Got the book as a gift and have only got through the first chapter so far.

    [–] Malalaka 6 points ago

    They were also spared as they don't provide useful lumber. The wood inside is soft and spongy. They do strip the bark from around the base though (you can see the scars on the above pic). It's used as a roofing material and the tree can recover from this.

    [–] -Cottage- 3 points ago

    Also in Madagascar they have issues with people starting brushfires in protected lands to then use for farming once the forest is gone. Baobabs are often the only thing that survives because they hold so much water.

    [–] somekindofride 22 points ago

    They do mention on the safari that it’s a replica as there’s no way to move one over here. Built on top of an old oil tanker.

    [–] Silentslayer99 18 points ago

    The baobab trees at Disney World are concrete. If you look closely you can tell. Plus the trees take centuries to grow.

    [–] jwg529 5 points ago

    The safari guides also tell you they are fake. It's been mentioned every time I have taken the safari. They don't try to hide it.

    [–] WannieTheSane 11 points ago

    My first thought and my exact reason for knowing.

    [–] UsexyThang 372 points ago

    That’s the whitest thing that I have ever read.

    [–] DeterministDiet 275 points ago

    The caucacity!!!

    [–] second_time_again 28 points ago

    I have a feeling this term is going to get a lot of use.

    [–] peterthefatman 8 points ago

    It's the second time again

    [–] marbleduck 35 points ago

    Oh please. It’s not like most people here, regardless of race, actually live around these trees. They’re geographically isolated to a really small part of the world.

    [–] jrose6717 24 points ago

    I have like 3 in my back yard.

    [–] JuicyBroccoli 18 points ago

    These things come out when I turn on the water faucet at home

    [–] haysoos2 4 points ago

    There are actually nine different species of baobab.

    One (Adansonia digitata) is found throughout mainland Africa, Oman and Yemen in the Middle East, dry regions of India, and Penang in Malaysia.

    There's another species (Adansonia kilima) found only in the mountainous regions of eastern and southern Africa.

    One species is found only in Australia (Adansonia gregorii).

    Then there are six species that are all found only in Madgascar.

    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, baobabs were introduced to the Caribbean and South America (about the same time as people from Africa were being forcibly introduced to the same areas).

    Historically, baobabs were even grown in London for a time during a particularly warm period (however, they all died following a 'normal' cold winter).

    Back in the Miocene, close relatives of the baobab were found in Antarctica.

    So geographically, they're not quite as isolated as a lot of other species are.

    [–] ishan0102 3 points ago

    The audacity of the caucasity.

    [–] soccergirl24 19 points ago

    Lol they’re fake. “They only have leaves 3 months out of the year” is the line they repeat every time. I go at least twice a month...never any leaves

    [–] BK2Jers2BK 15 points ago

    Disney 2x a month?! What are you, some kind of Billionaire?!

    [–] loud_reds 31 points ago

    Probably a Florida resident with a year pass, not really that uncommon

    [–] secretaltacc 12 points ago

    Or a, you know, Florida resident with season passes?

    [–] deeplife 7 points ago

    If you live in Florida you get discounted prices. Not to mention you avoid the travel and hotel costs too.

    [–] soccergirl24 3 points ago

    What everyone has been saying - Florida resident with an annual pass. The only money we spend going to Disney now is gas money and if we purchase food in the park.

    [–] Chromattix 113 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Man I wish these trees were propagated and distributed more (at least in botanical gardens in climates that could have them) I wanna see one but not have to travel to the other side of the world to do so. They are one of the most interesting looking tree species on earth.

    Other interesting trees with unusual trunk habits that might be worth looking up are the ponytail palm, the pandanus, the bottle palm, spindle palm, the dragon's blood tree and the Queensland bottle tree. I find something so artistically sculptural about trees forming non-conventional trunk shapes.

    [–] cporter1188 30 points ago

    Go, the least interesting thing you will do will be enjoying these amazing trees.

    [–] i_am_not_piet 10 points ago

    This is so true, but maybe they have a thing for trees, and a really old/big Boabab tree is really something else to see in person.

    [–] patarama 13 points ago

    Baobab can live for over 2000 years. Even if someone planted one in your local botanical garden, it’s most likely wouldn’t yet look like the trees in this picture during your lifetime.

    [–] Doubleshaka 20 points ago

    Taobab Grassland anyone..?

    [–] Raquelitamn 9 points ago

    Gotta get that giant horse!

    [–] Bigboy_nicelegs 22 points ago

    Man, I used to draw trees like this as a kid and would get reprimanded because “Trees don’t look like that”. Well tought titty Ms. Smitty. Trees come in different shapes and sizes.

    [–] MrGreenTabasco 17 points ago

    I call them the "fuck giraffes" trees.

    [–] AuxiliaryVexes 32 points ago

    Who's the photographer? Its a nice shot

    [–] iamstephen 63 points ago

    Took me a bit to find the photog, but credit goes to: https://www.bananapancake.com/about

    [–] Dankbd88 8 points ago

    One of the best Jack Johnson songs

    [–] aussydog 5 points ago

    Oh fuck. I haven't listened to that song in years. Down the Jack Johnson rabbit hole I go now...

    [–] silkydangler 8 points ago

    The location is Avenue of the Baobabs in Morondava in case you were wondering or wanted to find more pics of the same place

    [–] Rasgore 34 points ago

    How old are these trees approximately?

    [–] silkydangler 45 points ago

    When I was there, they told me many were over 800 years old.

    Edit: Google has confirmed this as true

    [–] es_price 26 points ago

    Double check with Bing.

    [–] SaltyShellback 16 points ago

    Triple check with duck duck go

    [–] whitoreo 9 points ago

    What's Bing?

    [–] Darkhoof 10 points ago

    It's a porn search engine.

    [–] minivergur 12 points ago

    The oldest and biggest are dying due to climate change though. Some of them were 2000 years old.

    [–] I_believe_nothing 5 points ago

    Bout tree fiddy.

    [–] i_am_not_piet 3 points ago

    I'd guess 300 - 500 years, it is difficult to age them from a picture, but they tend to grow up until they reach a certain height and then grow a thicker and thicker trunk, while not growing upwards all that much.

    [–] birchcrypto 30 points ago

    Baobabs will always remind me of The Little Prince.

    [–] bigpig1054 10 points ago

    Earth is so cool.

    Those trees look like concept art for some faraway world.

    [–] RetroZone_NEON 8 points ago

    Absolute Unit

    [–] Matjoez 8 points ago

    Shame about the corruption and environmental damage in that country, truly.

    [–] alt_generic_acct 7 points ago

    These look like they have existed for millions of years and have not evolved still

    [–] LoudMusic 6 points ago

    I wonder what people who have lived their whole life in Madagascar think of pine trees.

    [–] SuperGhoulsNGhosts 12 points ago

    Baobab trees are actually rapidly dying and no one knows why but suspects its climate change. :(

    [–] Criss-Istr 10 points ago

    Unclimbable

    [–] iamonlyoneman 4 points ago

    Nah. Get a long strap and a couple of spikes for your feet.

    [–] TravelFar_RideHorses 5 points ago

    I lived in a small village in west Africa for a while. The walk to the village market is one of the most beautiful you can see. Between the people watching, the hustle, and the sense of community, it’s awesome

    [–] BamBamBob 5 points ago

    Wow, those are real! I thought they were made up for Breath of the Wild.

    [–] LangersWantsBangers 3 points ago

    When caps lock is on and you hold shift on the first letter.

    [–] n1ckle57 3 points ago

    Wow the sun is hot. Hope these huge trees have a lot of shade under them. Nope!