Saturday, November 24, 2012

Strange And Unique.... Reversed Trees Planted - Baobab tree

Do you know about the Tree Adansonia digitata? or Baobab tree which seemed strange and unique that grows in lowland Africa and Australia. Baobab is also called inverted trees because of lack of leaves, branches spread Baobab look like roots sticking up into the air, as if it had been planted upside down.

Legend has it that the god Thora did not like the Baobab growing in his garden, so he threw it out of the wall of heaven to the earth below, and although the tree landed upside down it continues to grow.

Another story that when the Baobab was planted by God, but the tree continues to run, so the Lord pull the tree up and put it upside down to stop it moving.

Baobab is recognized by the African people because all the parts can be used in some capacity. In addition to being an important source of wood, hollow rods by those often used for shelter, grain storage or as a water reservoir.

Baobab can grow to a height of 5 to 30 meters and has a trunk diameter of 7 to 11 meters. The Baobab in Limpopo Province, South Africa, often considered the largest example of baobab trees that are still alive.

Until a couple of times the tree has a circumference of 47 meters - 15.9 meters in diameter estimated. Recently the tree split into two parts and it is possible that the stoutest tree now is Sunland Baobab, also in South Africa with a diameter of 10.64 m and the approximate circumference of 33.4 meters. Baobabs also famous for the age thousands of years.

Concave rod also serves as a place of burial. Some of the most important product derived from the bark of the tree, which contains the fiber used to make fishing nets, ropes, bags and clothing.


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