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Τετάρτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2017

800 year old olive tree at Xyliatos

source: http://www.xyliatos.org/en/oldolivetree-len/




"800 year old olive tree which stands at the location “Potima” and which is  the tree with the longest diameter, having a periphery of 13 metres and a height of 6 metres. What is noteworthy is the fact that after many efforts of the Xyliatos Community Council, the age-long olive tree was placed under the protection and is maintained by the Department of Forests. In particular, the Department of Forests has issued a decree underlining the importance of trees such as the one in Xyliatos, and writes among others that these are “scientifically, historically, culturally and educationally important and that they constitute significant samples of their kinds, either because of their age or their exceptional size”.