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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.

May. 12, 2022

Court Halts Removal of Xylella-Infected Millenary Trees in Puglia

Local agricultural associations protested a local court's decision and said it would result in further damage to the region’s olive trees.

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Apr. 26, 2022

Ancient Trees Are Key to Healthy Forests, Scientists Say

Ancient trees help keep forests alive by passing on their experience and hardiness to other trees and plants in the forest. They also better sequester carbon dioxide than trees of average age and provide shelter for endangered species.

Nov. 9, 2021

Celebrating the Fruit of An Ancient Tree in Montenegro

The Old Olive Tree in southern Montenegro is thought to be the oldest in Europe and the third-oldest in the world.

Sep. 17, 2021

Rehabilitating Olive Trees in Aragón to Stem Spain’s Rural Exodus

Apadrina un Oliva has put the area’s abandoned olive trees up for adoption. The result has handed a lifeline to the town and its residents.

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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.”

Jan. 22, 2019

Millenary Olive Trees in Spain Named Global Agricultural Heritage Site

The millenary olive trees of Sénia, a territory that stretches in between Barcelona and Valencia, have been formally recognized by the as an important agricultural heritage site.

Apr. 5, 2018

The Gethsemane and Its Sacred Olive Oil

In Jerusalem last Thursday, like every year, the extra virgin olive oil produced from the olive trees of Gethsemane was blessed at the Holy Sepulcher.

Dec. 4, 2017

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.

May. 30, 2017

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.

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