Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

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Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by PhotoLady » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:01 pm

I know there's a tree that claims to be over 200 years old in the grounds of Kolossi Castle in Limassol but also another (posted on a Cyprus blog in 2010) which says it's apparently over 800 years old. Not sure if that's the same one you're referring to?

http://www.triptocyprus.com/2010/04/800 ... oodos.html
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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by Dominic » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:04 pm

No that's an oak tree. The one I photographed is an olive tree.

There are quite a few ancient oaks dotted around near Polemi. They seem to have them by old water features.
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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by Royal » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:42 am

Olive trees have a very long life span, whilst still capable of producing top quality olives after 1,000+ years. The tree in your photo is similar in girth to the trees in the Garden of Gethsemane just outside Jerusalem. Although the olive trees there are purported to be 2,000 years old, scientific analysis has dated them to around 1092. As their girth is consistent with your photo, I would say that an age of 1,000 years for 'your' tree is certainly possible! Carbon dating has been used to prove the age of many old olive trees with results ranging from 1,600 to 2,000 years.

The oldest known olive tree - which is still alive -is in Mouriscas, Abrantes (Portugal) with a verified age of 3350 years!

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Post by PW in Polemi » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:19 pm

Have you seen the huge old tree in Simou square? (Sorry, can't remember if it's an olive or what! :oops: )
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Post by Dominic » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:58 pm

Where is Simou Square?
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Post by Dominic » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:01 pm

Never mind, I found it. That is an olive tree too. I shall have to check it out. I should add tape measure to my list of 4x4 essentials!
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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by Yioula » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:43 pm

The village of Apesia has a tree over 1500 years old ....... called Terebinth

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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by Mike.1940 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:51 pm

Maybe not the oldest tree but, this one is in the village of Polis in the centre and it grows through the roof of ChixChox. It's a white mulberry tree and the sign on it states it is dated from circa 1490 something. ( I think I've got it right but if I am wrong I'm sure some one else can correct me on the date.) Also on the road up from Kissonerga to Tala square there is on the right an old olive tree which looks positively ancient. The pleasure bus from the harbour makes a stop there on its way to the monastery above Tala. It must be at least a couple of hundred years old.

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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by LouiseCastricum » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:22 pm

The tree in Simou is not an olive tree. See picture with description. Don't know how to rotate the pictures Sorry. BUT Memoryman knew. Thank you!

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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by PeteandSylvi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:13 am

There is a teeny weeny clue as to what that tree is on the sign of of the restaurant behind it !!!!

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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by LouiseCastricum » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:36 pm

PeteandSylvi wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:13 am
There is a teeny weeny clue as to what that tree is on the sign of of the restaurant behind it !!!!

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But Pete that is just what I said. That is why I enclosed the picture of the sign. :o
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Re: Is this the oldest tree in Cyprus?

Post by PeteandSylvi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:48 pm

LouiseCastricum wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:36 pm
PeteandSylvi wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:13 am
There is a teeny weeny clue as to what that tree is on the sign of of the restaurant behind it !!!!

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But Pete that is just what I said. That is why I enclosed the picture of the sign. :o
But Louise, I was referring to the restaurant's sign not the tree's sign.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Tremythas- ... 7/?fref=ts

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