One Man’s Mission to Protect Greece’s Ancient Olive Trees – April 14, 2017
Greek expat hopes his photo archive will help raise awareness about the value of the centuries-old trees in Laconia region
In the region of Laconia, located at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, ancient olive trees grow from sections of ancient buildings, seeming to fuse into a single tableau. Other trees grow in inhospitable, rugged and arid regions. These trees can reach up to seven meters high, and have trunks of intricate designs plus oblong silver-green leaves, which hide small, round fruits, and emit a distinctive scent with fruity and woody notes.
photo by Adoni Dimakos