BAOBABS – Pascal Maître/MYOP

Exhibition From February 22 to March 11 | Maha Bandoola Park

Opening | 22 February 2020

By Pascal Maître

In the south of Madagascar, which is plagued by droughts for seven months a year, the villagers use their most beautiful trees, giant baobabs, as water tanks. A large tree can accumulate and store up to 120,000 litres of water during the wet season. The trees filter water through their bark and serve as a living well. The largest baobab tree stands in South Africa: it measures 47 metres in circumference and is thought to be around 6,000 years old. In part due to climate change, nine of the 13 oldest trees across Africa have died in the past 12 years.