Olive tree of Vouves

Local nameMonumental Olive Tree of Vouves
LocationAno Vouves, Greece

The Olive tree of Vouves is an olive tree in the village of Ano Vouves in the municipal unit of Kolymvari in Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Probably one of the oldest olive trees in the world, it still produces olives today.

The exact age of the tree cannot be determined. The use of radioisotopes is not possible, as its heartwood has been lost down the centuries, while tree ring analysis demonstrated the tree to be at least 2000 years old. and on the other end of the scale, scientists from the University of Crete have estimated it to be 4,000 years old. A possible indicator of its age are the two cemeteries from the Geometric Period discovered near the tree.

Tags Natural Monument
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_tree_of_Vouves

Address (Unnamed Road), Άνω Βούβες 73006, Greece

Coordinates 35°29'12.635" N 23°47'12.48" E

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