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Old olive tree
« on: Monday, 08 July, 2019 @ 14:17:33 »
Imposing olive tree on Corfu planted around 928 AD say German scientists
German scientists determined the age of the old olive tree.

An olive tree on Corfu, known by locals as ‘Evdokia’, has been estimated to be between 1086 and 1200 years of age following studies by German scientists from the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden).

Professors Andreas Roloff and Stern Gillner estimated the age of the tree at 1086 years give or take 10 years. They believe that it was planted at sometime around 928 AD, before the occupations by Saracens, Normans and Venetians.

On Crete there an olive tree believed to be the world's oldest at over 3,000 years old: Ancient Olive Tree