The oldest olive tree in Europe
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Caracache
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.
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 1/22/2007 10:10:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM15H1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 390

Long Description:
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

Height: 26

Girth: 26

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Private property

Age: 2000

Historical significance: Not listed

Planter: Not listed

Website reference: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Walk time: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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