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Some observations about
Adansonia digitata in Curaçao.
An Adansonia digitata tree lifted a branch from about 40 ° to strait upward.
This happened over 5 to 10 years.
Probably the tree is able to lift its branches by swelling at the under side of the branch.
The tree started its anual growth in aug. 2012 without rainfall and the trunk shrinked some centimeters.
In the dry period from february to august we had one week of plenty rain in may. The tree swelled
but did not sprout.