In his book The Overstory, Richard Powers wrote, “This is not our world with trees in it. It’s a world of trees, where humans have just arrived.”
Trees have been in existence for 370 million years, which is wild to think about when you consider that humans have only existed for about 200,000 of those years. They’re fundamental to our existence, as well as to the existence of many other species in the world, and they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and forms.
It isn’t surprising that are some pretty magnificent trees out there.
Baobab Trees, Madagascar
Baobab trees, also known as renala, which is Malagasy for “mother of the forest,” are around 2,800 years old. These tall and smooth looking trees are all that’s left of the dense, tropical forests that used to cover Madagascar.