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    Sat 02 December 2023

    In Praise of the Olive Tree: A Sovereign Shrub in Mediterranean History

    The olive, an iconic symbol of Mediterranean landscapes, unveils a often overlooked reality: it is not merely a tree but rather a captivating shrub with unique characteristics. Its majestic presence and longevity can deceive, yet the truth is that the olive tree's structure develops more akin to a shrub than a traditional tree.

    This captivating shrub, with its silver leaves and knotted branches, holds profound historical and cultural significance in Mediterranean regions. Its resilience to drought and adaptability to rocky terrain make it a vital resource for producing one of the world's most celebrated elixirs: olive oil.

    Over the years, olive trees can take on sinuous and contorted forms, bestowing upon agricultural landscapes an air of ancient wisdom.

    Therefore, the next time you find yourself contemplating an ancient olive grove, immerse yourself in the grandeur of these shrubs steeped in history, culture, and resilience. They convey their message through the fruits they offer—a testament to the strength and authenticity of the olive tree in the Mediterranean agricultural panorama. We, too, must respect them, seeking not only to preserve but to learn to live in harmony, recognizing their essential role without excessive exploitation of the resources they provide.