Baobab Tree Research & Conservation

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Dr Sarah Venter, the owner of EcoProducts, conducts research and tree monitoring as well as training venda women on how to take care of seedlings so that once strong and big enough, they can be planted out in the wild. Seedlings in the wild have little change of surviving in populated areas where goats and other animals eat the tasty little seedlings before they have time to develop.

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How are baobab flowers pollinated? It's still a subject for considerable research and Nisa Karimi has been studying baobab flower pollination in the Limpopo area. African Plants, Baobab Tree, Mysterious, Conservation, Mystery, Trees, Gardens, Flowers, Life
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The Mysterious Life of Baobab Flowers | Eco products

How are baobab flowers pollinated? It's still a subject for considerable research and Nisa Karimi has been studying baobab flower pollination in the Limpopo area.

World Water Day: when in drought, consult a baobab tree! Baobab Tree, World Water Day, Conservation, Legends, Foundation, Survival, Wisdom, Earth, Blog
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World Water Day: when in drought, consult a baobab tree! | Eco products

As some of hardiest, long-lived trees around, Baobabs know how to make the most of scarce resources, especially water. On World Water Day, when we're bringing awareness to one of our Earth's most precious resources, what lessons can we learn from Baobabs?

For the last 10 years, every February or March, I go out on a research field trip to do some baobab fruit monitoring. Research Field, Baobab Tree, Eco Products, Conservation, 10 Years, February, Fruit, Plants, Planters
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Baobab Fruit Monitoring | Eco products

For the last 10 years, every February or March, I go out on a research field trip to do some baobab fruit monitoring.

I am often asked how to measure the height of a baobab. I use a clever little device called a clinometer. Read more to find out how I do it. Baobab Oil, Baobab Tree, Dr Sarah, Have Time, Conservation, In The Heights, How To Find Out, Plants, Clever
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How do I measure the height of a baobab?

I am often asked how to measure the height of a baobab. I use a clever little device called a clinometer. Read more to find out how I do it.

I have been monitoring baobab tree fruit production in Venda for 7 years. Read more How many fruit to baobab trees produce? Baobab Tree Fruit, Le Baobab, Color Powder, Botany, Conservation, Trees, Tree Structure, Conservation Movement, Wood
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How many fruit to baobab trees produce?

I have been monitoring baobab tree fruit production in Venda for 7 years. Read more How many fruit to baobab trees produce?

Measuring the girth of Baobab trees Baobab Tree, Have Time, Conservation, Professor, Environment, University, Trees, Number, Natural
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How fat are baobab trees? | Eco products

This week I did my annual trip to Skelmwater. This is a baobab research plot situated near Musina long the N1. Skelmwater was established in 1930 by the late Professor de Villiers of Stellenbosch University. The aim was to measure the rate of growth of baobabs in their natural environment. Despite the small number of […]

palo borracho relation to baobab tree Bolivia, Baobab Tree, Fauna, Conservation, South America, Survival, Brazil, Plants, Spanish
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palo borracho relation to baobab tree

When I was visiting friends in Cordoba, Argentina recently I came across this tree that looked so much like a baobab that I thought it must be some relation. When I looked it up, I found it was indeed part of the same family as the Baobab Malvaceae. Its scientific name is Ceiba speciosa commonly […]

New study shows positive attributes of baobab fruit Nature Water, Science Nature, African Tree, Baobab Tree, African Countries, Water Tank, Conservation, Mystery, Trees
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water in baobab trees

There’s a bit of a myth out there that you can tap water out of a baobab which is illustrated by this delightful cartoon. The truth is that a freshly felled baobab trunk weighs about 850kg per cubic meter. Once dried out, it weighs 200kg per cubic meter. This means that baobabs are able […]

Across Africa baobabs are known by many different names and we know that the fruit have been used for thousands of years. However, the first detailed botanical descriptions were made by Prospero Alpini, a 16th Century physician and botanist living in Venice who spent three years in Cairo. He first saw the fruit being sold in … Baobab Tree, Common Names, 16th Century, Cairo, Conservation, Venice, Seeds, Africa, Fruit
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Prospero Alpini: baobab

Across Africa baobabs are known by many different names and we know that the fruit have been used for thousands of years. However, the first detailed botanical descriptions were made by Prospero Alpini, a 16th Century physician and botanist living in Venice who spent three years in Cairo. He first saw the fruit being sold in […]

What's in a name: Adansonia digitata - Eco products Baobab Tree, Natural Resources, Conservation, Fingers, Leaves, French, Nature, Naturaleza, French People

What's in a name: Adansonia digitata | Eco products

The latin name, Adansonia digitata, was given to the baobab by Carl Linneaus. He named the baobab after the a French naturalist Michel Adanson. Adanson was posted to Senegal in 1749 to research the natural resources of the area. He was blown away by his first sight of a baobab describing it as "a forest […]

Where did that baobab come from? Australia For Kids, Baobab Tree, Madagascar, Conservation, Centre, Africa, Around The Worlds, Trees, Nature
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Where did that baobab come from? | Eco products

There are 8 different species of Baobab trees 6 of which are native to Madagascar, one in Africa and one in Australia. There’s a lot of controversy about where the Baobab tree originated as it’s often been assumed that Madagascar is the centre of origin because it has the most different species. This implies that […]

Baobab trees are a miracle of resilience Miracle Tree, Baobab Tree, Eco Products, Conservation, Survival, Trees, Plants, Tree Structure, Planters
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Miracle Tree! | Eco products

Baobab trees are a miracle of resilience

Measuring the girth of Baobab trees Baobab Tree, Have Time, Conservation, Professor, Environment, University, Trees, Number, Natural
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Measuring the girth of Baobab trees

Monitoring Baobab trees with harvesters Dr Sarah, Baobab Tree, Conservation, Dolores Park, Survival, Trees, Plants, Tree Structure, Planters
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Monitoring Baobab trees with harvesters