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Pruning Olive Trees

World Olive Tree Day 26th November

world olive tree dayWorld Olive Tree Day 26 November

UNESCO General Conference proclaimed World Olive Tree Day at their 40th session in 2019.

At Tenuta Le Mandorlaie we are lucky enough to be involved with our olive trees every day but many do not know the symbolism, history and many historic events behind the olive tree, a tree that can live for 1000 years or more.

However, many do know about the olive branch and that it symbolizes peace and it is not just as important to countries where these incredible trees noble trees grow, but it is important to many around the world.

What events are organised on World Olive Tree Day

On World Olive Tree Day UNESCO encourages everyone to join in through various activities such as debates, conferences, workshops, cultural events and presentations or exhibitions.

Some thoughts about the olive tree, carbon neutrality, olive growing and olive oil creation;

  • Olive growing and the creation of olive oil can be completed in a sustainable economic manner
  • Olive trees are a key weapon in the fight against climate change, olive trees have a positive carbon balance and take more CO2 out of the atmosphere than is emitted during olive oil production processes
  • Within the new EU Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2027 (PAC) new eco schemes are in place to ensure that Olive trees are protected
  • Olive trees are linked to the land and it’s communities, it is a social tree that brings many together to plant, to care for, to prune, to harvest and to enjoy the incredible olive oil products created
  • Carbon offsetting using existing olive trees has become a business that supports olive farmers
  • Existing Olive trees can be adopted in order to help maintain and manage olive groves and new olive tree adoptions help plant new trees

Top questions about Olive Trees

unesco world olive tree dayPlanting new olive trees

At Tenuta Le Mandorlaie we plant 130 new olive trees every November, we would like to plant more but they are costly and we offer an adopt and olive tree in Italy program where you can adopt anolive tree for yourself, or it make the perfect present.

Through the planting of new trees we hope that our contribution to the environment and eco systems around us is beneficial, while helping give us an income from the olives they produce, that we use to create our IGP extra virgin olive oil Toscana.

Our adopt and olive tree options

Running the Farm estate of Mandorlaie is my full time job, ensuring that the grapevines, olive trees and vegetable garden is all healthy and producing excellent products for our clients. We produce Organic extra virgin Olive Oil and Organic wines which you can buy online.