Few broadleaf trees can equal the Olive as material for bonsai. The small leaves and massive deadwood trunks of the Mediterranean Olive (Olea Europa) make it a natural for bonsai – yet the Olive is one tree that was never used for bonsai by the Japanese or the Chinese.
Making olive oil at harvest takes time, muscle and a bit of guidance. Visiting mills in the region, known as 'Italy's green heart,' provides a lesson in its history and a chance to sample the season's offerings. Reporting from Civitella, Italy— The anonymous stone building on the outskirts of Civitella, my Umbrian hilltop [...]
The olive tree is a traditional symbol of abundance. Its cultivation is economically significant in the Mediterranean region, with attention focused on olives and olive oil. At the same time, uses are being sought for other parts of the olive tree. During pruning and harvesting, many olive leaves and small branches are collected. Given the [...]
SIALKOT: A plan has been prepared for promoting olive cultivation in Punjab and Azad Kashmir to boost olive oil production and help curb edible oil import bill, official sources told APP on Saturday. The agriculture department of the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA) Punjab, was conducting awareness and training programmes to facilitate [...]
NABLUS, Palestinian Territories — Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian olive groves in the West Bank on Saturday and uprooted 200 trees, Palestinian witnesses said. The settlers from Yitzhar, near the northern city of Nablus, attacked the groves around the villages of Hawwara and Ein Nabus, the sources said. Late on Wednesday, dozens of Palestinian olive trees [...]