Of those nine, four were believed to be the largest African baobab trees in existence. These giant plants are the largest and longest-living angiosperm (flowering) trees today, with some individuals surviving for close to 2,000 years.
"Pretty much every baobab tree in Southern Africa is covered in the healed scars of past elephant attacks, which speaks to the trees' incredible fix ability", said David Baum, a University of Wisconsin botanist who is familiar with the new study and contributed to a recent Biodiversity International publication cataloguing the trees' attributes, in an email. Tropical trees in the Costa Rican cloud forest also seem to be dying from rising temperatures.
"It's a unusual feeling, because these are trees which may live for 2,000 years or more, and we see that they're dying one after another during our lifetime".
Also known as "dead-rat" trees, after the shape of their fruit, baobab trees have stout, branchless trunks.
The baobab is "often referred to as the "tree of life" for its ability to produce nutrient-rich fruit even during Africa's harsh dry season", says CNN, and its longevity is legendary.
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The new research, by Adrian Patrut of Babes-Bolyai University in Romania and an worldwide group of colleagues, finds that in the past 12 years, "9 of the 13 oldest and 5 of the 6 largest individuals have died, or at least their oldest parts/stems have collapsed and died".
This represents a "shocking and dramatic" decline, says the study's co-author, Adrian Patrut of the Babeș-Bolyai University in Romania. In 2010, its branches started to fall off; then its multiple stems began to split and topple over.
The iconic trees can reach almost 2,000 years of age.
The researchers don't know for sure, but they describe the spate of high-profile deaths - the end of trees so grand they each had their own names - is an event of "unprecedented magnitude" that likely points to climate change. Authors stressed that more research is needed to confirm that. The common theory, Baum said, is that as the tree slowly grows around these scars, they can become large hollows.
The southern African countries where the trees died are warming faster than the global average.
Patrut said the dead trunks were only 40% water‚ instead of the 75% to 80% they should have been.
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