Livhuwani’s baobab tree

Livhuwani tells us about her tree (Video) Livhuwani Nelitshindwi planted her tree 6 years ago as part of the Baobab Guardians project.  The project started in 2014 encouraged people in rural villages to plant and protect baobab seedlings from being browsed by domestic animals.  When trees reach 3 meters high they are then safe from browsers and can continue to […] Continue Reading

The last but not the least of our Baobab Guardians

We have 9 more trees to measure in the Baobab Guardians program around November this year and then we have accomplished more than our initial objectives for the Guardians that we started off with in 2014. Our focus onward, will be more on our exciting Baobab wilding programme. These last 9 trees are dotted around Dambale village in the Limpopo […] Continue Reading

Certificates Awarded to 54 Baobab Guardians

On the 8th December we awarded 54 certificates to the Baobab Guardians at a celebratory event held in Zwigodini village. Each Baobab Guardian had been looking after a baobab seedling from its infancy to it reaching a full 3 meters in height. Some trees took up to 6 years to reach their “safe from browsing” height and others with extra [...] Continue Reading

Salut to super baobab guardian from Burkina Faso!

We baobab guardians from the Baobab Foundation in South Africa, are all SO impressed with and in awe of this wise baobab hero from Burkina Faso – to be seen in the YouTube video-link done by Aljazeera, below. The visionary El Hadji Salifou Ouédraogo, has planted more than 3000 Baobabs in his life, with single minded focus, starting 47 years […] Continue Reading

Bao babies’ growth in 2021

December in the southern hemisphere, Limpopo and it is time to measure the Baobab guardians’ trees again. Did they grow fatter and higher and more handsome than before? Sarah and Prince headed out on the 14th December to measure up the Guardians’ baobab babies. It’s the beginning of the growing season, the trees had not put on a lot of […] Continue Reading

Baby giants reaching for the sky

The Baobab Guardians’ trees were measured in April 2021 and many of the trees grew over one meter of lush green shoots in just six months. It is the result of this season’s excellent summer rains on these, normally arid parts of the bushveld between the Soutpansberg mountain range and the Limpopo river in the far North of South Africa.Some […] Continue Reading