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Olive tree

Olea europaea


Born in the heart of the Alentejo, this oliveira with more than 1400 years of existence is part of the history of Portugal,it was ofered and transfered to the Serralves foundation in porto city,where this photo was taken summer,i have this photos in a lost file that i found today

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@Thanks Neil this Olive tree have more years than Portugal and we have as a country almost 1000 years :)
@Thanks Arlanda for your kind words
@Thanks Jopy for your nice comment

Jopy 8 years ago

wonderful spotting! love it!

arlanda 8 years ago

Impressive! great spotting, António. Congratulations

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Congratulations, Antonio. A great spotting. If only trees could talk - I'm sure this one would have a few stories to tell.

Thanks very much Danièle for choosing this spotting for Project Noah's Fact of the Day,it's a honor :-)

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Congratulations António! Your spotting has been chosen for Project Noah's Fact of the Day:" In the Mediterranean Basin, olive trees are considered a particularly long-lived species, with many trees reliably estimated at several hundred years of age. Reaching great age is facilitated by the tree’s resistance to drought and fire; an olive tree destroyed above the ground can still be regenerated by its robust root system. Old olive trees can be recognized by their broad and sculpture-like gnarled trunks.
Olive tree (Olea europaea) spotted in Portugal by Project Noah user AntónioGinjaGinja".

Thanks TKBotting,this is realy a amazing living organism,thanks for you comment

TKBotting 10 years ago

That catches the eye -- what an amazing tree! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Carol :-)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago


AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

Thanks Meik

Meik 11 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

Antonio,here is one for a CSI lover like you!

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

it´s true,it's realy amazing,thanks for the comment Sachin

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Amazing Tree,

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

Thanks Misako

misako 11 years ago


AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

É verdade sérgio quantas histórias ela nos poderia contar,ainda portugal não existia imagina:)eu não sou professor de história mas é um dos meus interesses,essencial para compreender o mundo,abraço
Since Charles Magno:)not even portugal many histories that she can tell us:)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Antonio, esta árvore estava nascendo quando Carlos Magno dominava a Europa. Quanta história deve ter rolado à sua sombra... (Ah, eu já disse que sou professor de História?)

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

and yes it's incredibly when you are near it's like beeing near a big animal,you feel the power of the presence,this one is going to live much more than me i hope:)very well cared, it's a simbol

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

Thanks Ava,i was searching for this file for weeks:)
Serralves foundation is a top world Modern Art gallery,inataled in a ancient farm and gardens it's a beautiful place,i have at list a douzen of spots that show the place this summer

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

This is incredibly beautiful!

Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Norte, Portugal

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Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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