The oldest olive tree in Europe
N 37° 05.746 W 007° 40.681
29S E 617480 N 4106313
Quick Description: Reputedly the oldest Olive tree in Portugal and perhaps Europe.
Date Posted: 1/22/2007 10:10:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM15H1
This wonderful tree has been certified as more than 2000 years of age. It is on a tourist development, Pedras del Rei near Tavira and while there are many other old olive trees in the area, this is the most spectacular. It can be found between villas 46B and 48A. It is from a variety brought over to Portugal by the Phoenicians in the 7th Century BC from Mesopotamia.
There is plenty of easy parking nearby.
Genus/Species: Family Oleacea Genus Olea L Europaea
Method of obtaining height: Reliable source
Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source
Location type: Private property
Historical significance: Not listed
Planter: Not listed
Website reference: Not listed
Parking coordinates: Not Listed
Walk time: Not Listed
Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed
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