Olive Trees in Turkey
Olive trees are among the most important trees of the country. In general, olive trees are not found everywhere, as planting, caring for, growing and yielding olives is both a long and arduous road. At the same time, it is not possible to get the same yield from every soil. For this reason, damage to a small olive tree causes a reaction by people.
As in every country, the situation is not different in Turkey. Turkey is a country that develops itself in the structural field day by day. Since every vacant spot is built as a building or residence, olive trees planted in developing areas also suffer from this situation. For this reason, many groups have reacted to these situations by taking action in order not to harm the olive trees.
What is the Importance of Olive Trees?
Olive trees have a unique significance and meaning. One of these meanings is the symbol of abundance. Olive is known as the first of all trees. In fact, in many books written in ancient times, sentences describing the importance of olives were established. He is known as the “King of the Trees” from the olive trees in the book of judges.
In one of the old legends, Noah’s Flood, the importance of olives was mentioned with the phrase “humanity is born again with olives”. Olive has importance and value in many fields from past to present. For this reason, the value of this should be known and the value of these products, which are very difficult to grow, should always be appreciated.
How Long Does the Olive Tree Grow?
Almost everyone loves olives, which are among the indispensable products of the table. Although it is consumed easily, it goes through many processes until it grows and reaches our table. Olive trees, which are both durable and long-lived when compared to other trees, can live up to almost 200 years. When the winter months come, it does not shed its leaves and even when its body dries up, it is reborn and bears fruit. It is a product grown in the Mediterranean climate.
What are the Olive Tree Characteristics?
Although it likes water very much, it is a species that can stay in waterless environments. The meat part of the olive has a biological value. It has benefits for the human body in areas such as water, protein, phosphorus and sulfur. The olive fruit is initially green in color.
Then, as they wait on the branch, their color changes, turns yellow, turns red after a certain period of time, then turns purple and finally adds festivity to our tables as dark brown and black. The root system of olive trees is very strong. It can regenerate when cut or burned. It is called the “Immortal Tree” in mythology and botany.
Olive Tree Actions
Everyone who understands the importance of olives in Turkey and in the world and knows the importance of this situation, wants to prevent this situation by making an action plan as soon as they feel the slightest damage to the tree, so they take many actions.