When Saguaros die :(


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Related: Saguaro: Sentinel of the desert

Woody skeletal remains of a Saguaro cactus
Saguaros are famous for being able to store large amounts of water. As a result, many people have the perception their interior is soft and mushy like a succulent. In reality, their smooth green flesh stretches over columns of woody “ribs” like the ones shown here.
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