Name: Olivo Villastrada
Genus species : Olea europaea L.
Common name : Olive
M circumference . : Approximately 12.7 meters
Height m . : About 12 meters
Estimated age : over 2,500 years
Town: Castiglione del Lago
Information on the location of the tree and how to achieve it : you exit the freeway at Ravenna Orte of Castiglione del Lago exceed the town , within the urban area is located in another centuries-old olive tree , proceed towards Chiusi after about three kilometers is an indication for Villastrada , entering the village , past the church there is a newspaper stand, keep left and after about 200 meters you see him against
Description: A very old olive tree , more than two thousand years , which has now lost all of his heart and trunk that remains alive and " kicking " thanks to the outer casing , broken down into various sections arranged in a circle . Probably it was already old when Hannibal defeated the Romans in these parts in the terrible battle of Trasimeno. Beautiful in its tortuous forms , the circumference of the original trunk exceeds the incredible extent of twelve and seventy meters. It is located in the middle of an olive grove with other majestic specimens are also thousands of years, but dominates them with its grandeur . It emerged unscathed from countless frosts , which have decimated this type of plant , including those of 1929 and 1956 ....
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snunney (78789) 2014-01-18 7:06
A fine capture of this magnificent and ancient olive tree that has seen many men come and go. I like the misty atmosphere and soft natural tones, very good control of the backlight.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-18 7:09
Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful lighting.
rychem (18837) 2014-01-18 8:28
Wow, respect, two thousand years old trees, they look healthy and i think could live a long time, very nice photo
Subhogen (4063) 2014-01-18 8:30
A tree that is over 2500 years old, it has seen so many generations come and go. Wow! Thanks for sharing this.
I like the way you have managed so well the light. Vibrant green colours is very soothing to the eyes. Nice natural colors and light. I like it.
manrezaei (1837) 2014-01-18 13:55
Excellent work. The lights , colors and composition very well done.
Nicou (115280) 2014-01-18 14:10
trois merveilleux arbre quelle base en fond de très bieux arbres quel rendu sur le feuille age et cet effet de grandeur, sueprbe.
Corry (4506) 2014-01-18 19:17
Belle prise de vue de cet olivier millénaire. Impressionnant de voir un tel arbre qui vit sans son tronc central. Belle atmosphère créé par la brume légère. Bien fait.
jjcordier (72614) 2014-01-18 23:21
Cet olivier millénaire est vraiment très impressionnant et semble protéger tous ses petits descendants.
carlo62 (26856) 2014-01-19 0:51
non ci crederai, mi sono commosso a leggere la storia di questo olivo.
Ha resistito a malattie e problemi atmosferici, a incuria e guerre, un vero eroe del mondo vegetale e non solo.
Non vado spesso da quelle parti, ma a Chiusi ho un cliente, magari vado a rendere omaggio a questo eroe la prossima volta.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-01-19 3:50
alla ricerca dei tuoi amici alberi hai proposto un'altra bella cattura che iace per la delicatezza del colore e la particolare bellezza della composizione.
Una foto che non fa colpo sugli amici di TE, ma che offre una bella visioone del terriotorio umbro.
Ciao e buona domenica
grigand (19361) 2014-01-19 3:59
Sempre interessati i tuoi reportage sui monumenti vegetali, questo con i suoi 2500 anni veramente longevo e in buono stato, incredibile
pierrefonds (54600) 2014-01-19 17:21
The low clouds or the fog are givin a special mood to the scene. The point of view is showing with precision the details and the colours of the trees. Well done, have a nice day.
mirosu (12284) 2014-01-19 18:24
Excellent old olive tree close-up photo with very nicely balanced colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Wish you a very nice week ahead.
Cricri (100341) 2014-01-20 8:16
Ciao ami Silvio
Il est magnifique cet olivier avec ces trois troncs!! une belle ampleur dans le feuillage ce qui le rend encore plus attirant
Miguel82 (19372) 2014-01-20 15:05
I can't believe that olive tree is 2500 years old Silvio, a living monument, many small ones are growing around him as grand father, kids and grandchildren, a brillant nature contribution, all the best, see you
photoray (9849) 2014-01-20 16:15
Interesting view of the ancient Olivio Villastrada, especially its gnarly trunk, and set in a foggy atmosphere.
This guy is competition for the oldest living thing compared to our Bristlecone Pine which grows in the White Mountains east of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and a few other places in our Southwest.
Thanks for sharing this classic,
Graal (95077) 2014-01-21 3:58
amazing group of 3 trees. Good presentation this olive species. Well informations and photo-work.
Have a nice day.
Kielia (22913) 2014-01-24 7:29
this is a stunning photo of this mighty tree. Moody light combined with your excellent composition show off the beauty of this old tree to perfection. My compliments!