millennial trees

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.
Special Report

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

‘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.
Special Report

Confirmed: Tree is as Old as it Looks

Edin Buzuku knew his olive tree was old. Now, with the help of scientists from Istanbul Forestry University, he knows how old.

Plato’s Sacred Olive Tree Vanished

Another seeming victim of the great financial crisis in Greece: an olive tree that once shaded Plato and his students.