I received this email today of a “Baobab tree somewhere in South Africa”.
Baobabs are called ‘The Tree of Life,’
and in these photos you will see why this is a perfect name for this particular tree.
Let me take you closer still:
Although this tree and it’s amazing carvings are beautiful, this particular specimen is Not in South Africa. In fact it isn’t even a real tree. There are many carved Baobabs in Africa – but this is not one of them.
This tree is in Disney Land, and is made of Plastic. The live versions of carved Baobabs in Africa are not quite so elaborately carved.
Although the email being sent around that this tree is in South Africa is incorrect, this is still a beautiful work of art, and someone took a lot of time and care to put it together.
It makes me look forward to seeing the real live carved trees even more.