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Trees Around the GLOBE Webinar #22: The Baobab Trees in South Africa as a Symbol of Life and Positivity: A historical link to humans through medicine and food.

Posted on June 9, 2020 - 1:55 PM CDT

Date:
7/8/2020 (Wed) - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM CDT

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 10:00am EDT (2:00pm UTC): The Baobab Trees in South Africa as a Symbol of Life and Positivity: A historical link to humans through medicine and food. The Baobab is a prehistoric species of tree, which predates both mankind and the splitting of the continents over 200 million years ago. Native to the arid African savannah, the Baobab tree has a historical link to humans through medicine and food. Finn Rautenbach, a horticulturist, botanist and former curator at the Garden Route Botanical Garden in George, South Africa, will talk about the significance of the Baobab tree, not only to science, but to culture, medicine, and food. Finn will discuss the harnessing of the rich botanical wealth of South Africa for the conservation of its rich floral diversity and cultural heritage. The webinar will also feature Trees in the News, Champion Trees, and a look at Baobab tree locations from space.

Please send an email to Campaign Lead, Brian Campbell, if you have interest in joining the webinar.

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