Baobab please don’t give up

Logbook 13 June 2018 – Giant Baobab trees dying – news from today

The giant Baobab trees are dying – How can we help?

Text and drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt

Group of people giving water to a giant Baobab tree, illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Can we help the Baobab trees… Somehow and fast? – sketch from today, by Frits Ahlefeldt

Climate change, or what? nobody knows, it happens so fast, we are loosing the giant and ancient baobab trees. Experts trying to understand these creatures realized, they were dying out faster than they could study them. Is it climate change, pollution… all they know is that we are loosing some of the most amazing, oldest and most sacred trees on Earth faster than ever

Some of the largest Baobab trees are more than 1500 years old and out of the 13 oldest and largest, nine are either dead or on the brink. It is tragically and having a background as designer, I can’t stop thinking… We need to do something – fast. If it is first aid, that what we need to provide… putting resources into keeping these creatures alive, we need to prioritize that… if it is water they need, it sounds do-able… somehow, helping them the best we can…

Large finished illustration files:

Black and white illustration of Baobab tree and people watering it, illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Baobab illustration with community black and white illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Large,ancient baobab tree and people watering it. Color illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Baobab tree and people watering it. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

 

My Research links: Baobab trees:

The Guardian: ( Newspaper) Giant Baobab trees are dying out

Nature.com – https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05411-7

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adansonia

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