Olive trees

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Visiting Malaga again. There is no forest (except at natural zones) in Andalusia. No wonder, trees were beaten off already at Roman times during the first centuries due to the shipping industry and mining.

But: instead there are wonderful, old olive trees, almost like forests of them. Spain is the biggest olive oil producer of the world and most of it is made in Andalusia.

Did you know that at an olive tree is as its best when it is 40 years old?  And it can produce olives at least up to 140 years. Still there are strong trees that are many hundreds of years old.