WEB Notes: The Baobab Tree is known as the tree of life since it produces a fruit during the dry season providing a critical food source in the region. I feel we have a little symbology here, Jesus Christ is the Tree of Life and while He is certainly not dead, this is yet another sign the earth is groaning for His Return. Tree’s that live to be 2,000 years old, do not just die for no reason. These trees are so old they existed when Christ walked the earth, amazing.
Africa’s massive “trees of life” have been dying off and researchers aren’t sure what is happening to the iconic greenery.
A recent study suggests climate change has been playing a role in the deaths of the continent’s native baobab trees. The towering trees are the largest flowering trees and the longest living, reaching nearly 2,000 years of age.
“We report that nine of the 13 oldest and five of the six largest individuals have died, or at least their oldest parts/stems have collapsed and died over the past 12 years,” wrote the international team of researchers. Researchers even went so far as to call the deaths “an event of an unprecedented magnitude.”