Jun. 4, 2023
Believed to be a gathering place of witches and other mythical creatures, radiocarbon dating confirms the tree may not live for much longer.
Feb. 15, 2023
Olive Oil Brand in Jordan Harnesses the Value in History
Ateek extra virgin olive oil is produced from the millenary trees of the ancient Mehras cultivar. Producers hope it sets Jordan apart on the international stage.
Jan. 11, 2023
New Effort to Save Xylella-Hit Olive Trees in Apulia
The new Apulian initiative brings together olive growers, farm owners and researchers to save Ostuni’s centuries-old olive trees from Xylella fastidiosa.
Nov. 30, 2022
Centuries-Old Groves Restored and Harvested at Trajan's Historic Home
Dubbed Trajan’s Olive Oil, the initiative is an efforts to revitalize agricultural production in the historically-industrial area.
Aug. 26, 2022
Safeguarding Italy's Millenary Trees
Silent witnesses of history, Italy’s millenary olive trees have proven their resilience over time. Local organizations are working to protect them from climate change.
Jul. 13, 2022
Signs of Life from Millenary Olive Tree Burned in Sardinian Wildfires
Volunteers and researchers responsible for restoring the tree warn that more needs to be done to prevent future wildfires.
Jul. 20, 2021
Sicily's Monumental Olive Trees Provide Window Into Island’s History
Sicily’s oldest olive trees have stories to tell. From farmers overcoming adversity to the island becoming a trade hub, olive oil production played an essential part.
Jun. 19, 2021
Award-Winning Producer Seeks to Craft EVOO From Millenary Trees in Croatia
On the island of Pag, one NYIOOC winner plans to transform wild olives from some of the world’s oldest trees into award-winning extra virgin olive oil.
Feb. 11, 2021
Catalan Producers Emphasize History and Sustainability in Tourism Initiative
The award-winning producers Mil & Un Verd are on a mission: preserve the historical structures and millennial olive trees of their estate while sustainably producing extra virgin olive oil from native varieties.
Jan. 5, 2021
Cultivating Olive Oil Culture Through the Recognition of Heritage Trees
By identifying centenary olive trees, the organizers of Sudoliva hope to promote olive oil culture in the Americas and help producers along the way.
Dec. 1, 2020
Producers Transform Olives from Monumental Trees into Medicine on Crete
Along with producing award-winning extra virgin olive oil from their centuries-old trees, Eftihis Androulakis and Michalis Marakas are making inroads into the food supplement business. Their high-phenolic olive oils are being prescribed doctors in Belgium.
Oct. 1, 2020
Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk
At least 50 trees infected with the deadly plant pathogen have been discovered in a Xylella fastidiosa buffer zone, authorities said, threatening some of the area’s renowned ancient olive trees.
Jul. 10, 2020
Having Survived Invasion and Disease, Millenary Olive Tree Recognized in Spain
The Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities has named a 1,100-year-old olive tree on Mallorca the “best monumental olive tree in Spain.”
Jun. 10, 2012
The olive tree is perhaps the perfect tree - hardy, beautiful and useful. It is due to these traits that some of the world’s oldest living things are olive trees, with specimens today still thriving after millennia.