Baobabs are forest trees and they need the roots of adjacent trees during hurricanes with excessive rains and wind. Of the 9 Baobab species, 6 occur in Madagascar and 3 of them are threatened with extinction. After burning a forest, the Baobabs survive and stand as solitary giants in the empty landscape. But eventually most of them are blown down.
However, at Zazamalala we have seeds from Baobabs we planted ourselves 23 years ago and are currently planting thousands of them. Baobabs germinate easily and there is no need for these magnificent trees to disappear from our planet.