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New Protests Erupt Against Removal of Olive Trees for TAP Pipeline

Using a law which dates back to 1931, officials in Lecce designated the area surrounding the TAP construction site a "red zone" and placed it under police control.

Turkey’s Olive Trees Threatened by Draft Law

If the new law gets the green light, any olive grove housing less than 15 trees per decare (2.5 acres) will not be classed as an olive grove and be put at risk for redevelopment.
Special Report

Giving New Life to Ancient Olive Trees in Spain

Amador Peset, a young man from the village of Traiguera, started recovering millenary olive trees after losing his job as a carpenter during the financial crisis in Spain. “At first, people saw me as if I were crazy," he said.

Billion-Dollar Pipeline Threatens Olive Grove in Southern Italy

Local and national authorities are going head to head over an olive grove standing in the way of a 545-mile pipeline project.
Olive Oil Times Special

Immortalizing Ancient Olive Trees Through Images

Adoni Dimakos follows the Laconian paths the Medieval geographer Pausanias walked in the 2nd century to capture endangered olive oil trees in images and 'sensitize' local farming populations about their eradication.

Greek Olive Branch Sent to Rio to Symbolize Peace in Olympics Opening Ceremony

Branches from the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves have been used in ceremonies at each summer Olympics since the Athens Games in 2004. The wreath cutting ceremony was accompanied by an ancient dance ritual.
Special Report

‘El Olivo’ Depicts the Bond Between a Spanish Family and Their Olive Tree

When a 2,000-year old tree is uprooted and taken to Germany, a young woman fights to get it back to help save her grandfather.

On the Preservation and Maintenance of Monumental Olive Trees

Tips on the preservation and maintenance of monumental olive trees by the leading expert Giorgio Pannelli.