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photoblog image Setubal-ancient olive

Setubal-ancient olive

 

At the entrance to the winery shown in yesterday's image, stand two of these ancient olive trees, which were planted by the Romans in about 300 BC.  The area where they were planted was due to be inundated by the creation of a new dam and so the Berardo Foundation organized moving them - two of them were moved to this location outside the winery, where they have continued to thrive and produce olives. Imagine - olive trees almost 2,400 years old! 

Setubal-ancient olive

 

At the entrance to the winery shown in yesterday's image, stand two of these ancient olive trees, which were planted by the Romans in about 300 BC.  The area where they were planted was due to be inundated by the creation of a new dam and so the Berardo Foundation organized moving them - two of them were moved to this location outside the winery, where they have continued to thrive and produce olives. Imagine - olive trees almost 2,400 years old! 

comments (8)

Just amazing, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It is, isn't it - apparently there's quite a lot of them in Spain and Portugal and, presumably, in Italy too.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Nov 2016, 03:51
Wonderful looking flora, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Certainly shows its age!
Gosh that's amazing!
Tom Wilson: They live to a different time scale!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Nov 2016, 04:15
Magnifique olivier.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, Martine!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2016, 07:44
Heck - that is some age. Thank heaven they were rescued from a watery fate
Tom Wilson: Yes, I believe all those threatened were successfully moved.
I would have been honoured to see it and touch it.
Tom Wilson: It was quite a feeling!
It is hard to grasp anything living that long....if only it could talk!
Tom Wilson: I'm sure it would have many a tale to tell!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Nov 2016, 19:52
that is an incredible thought - and a great picture of the it
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Paul.

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