15 Ekim 2017 Pazar
Ancient Olive Trees Transplanted, Thriving
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Hürriyet Newspaper, 15 October 2017)
Two olive trees, 800 and 1,200 years old (!), respectively, were
transported from Akhisar district of Manisa province two years ago to
the Vakıf Zeytinliği (VZ/Olive Tree Trust) in Antalya. The trees were
removed from a field in Akhisar to make way for the Istanbul-Izmir
highway now under construction.
Both trees are thriving in their new home and 5 kilograms of olives
were harvested from each tree this year. The trees were moved at
the initiative of the Antalya Ticaret Borsası (Antalya Commerce
Market/ATB) and VZ's Vahdet Narin noted that the trees had thus
been saved from the wood pile, adding that "touching a 1,200 year-
old tree gives a person a special joy."
1,000 year-old olives.