Avenue of the Baobabs

Avenue of the Baobabs

February 10th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The Avenue of the Baobabs is located on the island country of Madagascar in Africa.  The tree is most affectionately referred to as the upside-down tree, but it is also known as the boab, boaboa and bottle tree.

The Baobabs can be up to 800 years of age and reach heights of 98 feet (30 m).  The diameter of the larger trees can reach up to 36 feet (11 m) and the circumference can be up to 160 feet (50 m) around.

The Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar is also known as the Alley of Baobabs.  It is not indigenous to Madagascar and may be found in other parts of Africa.  It is here where the larger Baobabs are said to be located and the ones that feature the larger circumferences around 160 feet.