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The ancient wild olive (around 3.000 years old)

The State Forester has censussed around 22.000 trees of particular interest in Italy that in a following selection have been identified in 2.000 great interest exemplars, of which 150 with exceptional historical or monumental value.

The oldest seems to be a wild olive with exceptional dimensions in the Sassari province, at San Baltolu di Luras. It is around 15 meters high and over 11 meters of circumference: observing the slow growth of this kind of plant, the St Baltolu wild olive's age results to be about 3.000 years.

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