The World’s Oldest Trees – The Ifaty Teapot

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The Ifaty Teapot, Toliara, Madagascar 2006.

Sparse branches that grow only at the trees top and look more like roots than a canopy give the baobab its nickname the “upside-down tree.” The girth of the cylindrical trunk is approximately 45 feet in diameter. The tree is thought to be 1,200 years old, and has the ability to store more than 31,000 gallons of water.
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