Lassen Street Olive Trees

To hold out the olive branch might mean to offer reconciliation, but there’s no reconciling the age of the world’s oldest olive tree.  According to some local Cretans, there’s a 5,000 year old olive tree located at Ano Vouves, in Kolymvari, Chania.  Tree ring analysis has revealed the tree to be 2,000-years-old.  Either way, most olive trees live between 300-600 years.

These trees in Chatsworth were planted in 1890.  There were 76. 27 have died.  We’ve made them landmarks, so maybe the remaining 49 will keep on keeping on.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on October 25, 2011, in Chatsworth and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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