The most ancient African baobabs are dying and no one knows why

The oldest and biggest angiosperm trees in the world, the African baobabs, are dying or already dead, an international team of scientists has found. The scientists added that the spate of deaths, described in the journal Nature Plants, might be the result of a changing climate – though they say...

Africa’s ancient baobabs are dying

Climate change a suspected cause of the sudden demise of trees that live for millennia. Fiona McMillan reports.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the past 12 years.

Mon 11 Jun 18 from BBC News

Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

In the past decade most of the oldest baobabs, many of them sprouted over two millennia ago, have died unexpectedly and few new ones are sprouting

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Newscientist

The largest and oldest African baobabs are dying

No one knows why it's happening.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Arstechnica

Scientists make alarming find about ancient trees

Researchers taking a survey of some of the world's oldest and funkiest trees have bad news to report: Africa's legendary baobabs are dying.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from FOXNews

Africa's Oldest Trees Are Dying, and Scientists Are Stumped

A mysterious killer is claiming the mighty baobab.

Mon 11 Jun 18 from National Geographic

Africa's baobab trees can live for more than 1,000 years, but the oldest and largest of them are dying

The oldest and biggest angiosperm trees in the world, the African baobabs, are dying or already dead, an international team of scientists has found. The scientists added that the spate of deaths, ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from L.A. Times

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