August 14, 2019

Some time ago I received an impromptu e-mail from an individual who has been advocating the protection of millennial olive trees in Zaragoza, Spain. His name is Adrián Gracia and he is heavily involved with the issue of legislatively regulating the prohibition of loggi...

December 18, 2018

As 2019 approaches, I feel evermore discouraged about the prospect of protecting archaic olive trees. There are numerous creatures going extinct on the planet due to human intervention, and it is no different for older olive trees. While the olive tree species is thriv...

September 25, 2018

It always saddens me to see aged olive trees cut in the middle of the trunk, regardless of the fact that branches will grow again, it is an aesthetic disaster, not just an eyesore…its a "soul sore" to me. It bothers me greatly that such natural beauty is tampered with....

May 17, 2018

I was recently "privileged" to witness the extraction of a grand old olive tree. The bulldozer had a heck of a time trying to remove the tree. The olive tree roots fought a hard battle to remain, but in the end, power, technology, and man's volition to leave his dastar...

May 15, 2018

Not too long ago, my friend visited me and I took him to my property located a few minutes away from my home, whereupon he spent the afternoon relaxing on my hammock. The hammock hangs from a 300 year old olive tree, which I've named Socrates' Olive Tree. This is where...

May 15, 2018

Posters found in coffee shops of several Greek villages offering up to 700 Euros for ancient olive trees. These trees are shipped to cities across Europe and sold in turn for up to 5.000 Euros! First Lord Elgin and his looting of Greek antiquities, now this... Travesty...

May 15, 2018

I absolutely adore riding my off-road vehicles all around the rural landscape of southern Greece, discovering historical ruins, exploring abandoned medieval dwellings, and taking in spectacular natural scenery, all the while hunting for that perfect olive tree specimen...

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