Baobab Trees are huge trees found in Far Harad (forest and bushland). They are extremely thick (9 blocks or so) and tall as well. This makes them a really good source of wood, you can harvest up to a large pouch full of wood (27x64 blocks) from a single tree.
The tree can even be a house, if you can get it to grow! Just like any other tree, its leaves may be harvested to attain saplings, or can be harvested as leaf block with shears. Its raw wood can be harvested by breaking the trunk/branches. A tool is not necessary, but an axe or a battleaxe is greatly recommended.
To grow them you'll only need 1 sapling, but a lot of time and/or bonemeal. Make sure that the immediate(and not so immediate) area is clear of all grass, plants, trees, etc, and that you are on relatively level ground. When growing the tree, be careful, as it is possible for it to grow up around you and make you suffocate. If you grow a baobab tree successfully, you will earn the achievement "Mighty Trees".
Baobab wood may be crafted into wooden planks, fences, stairs, and slabs, which can be used just like any other wood product.
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