Hor­mone ther­apy re­vives olive tree

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A NAT­U­RAL hor­mone has brought life to a tree that Rot­tnest Is­land lo­cals thought was doomed.

The olive tree at Ho­tel Rot­tnest is more than 100 years old and was hit by the “olive tree bug”.

Rot­tnest Is­land Au­thor­ity heritage of­fi­cer Patsy Vizents and Ho­tel Rot­tnest prop­erty man­ager Ty­rone Lock­ett have been work­ing to­gether to re­vive the tree and it ap­pears they’ve suc­ceeded.

“It’s our long-term project be­cause we don’t want to see it die,” Patsy said.

“We’ve been do­ing the usual things like com­post­ing and get­ting ad­vice from tree sur­geons and we fi­nally went to Bio­science and they’ve put us on to a nat­u­ral hor­mone that’s in­jected in to the tree.

“It’s sud­denly com­ing back and the shoots are com­ing out.”

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Rot­tnest Ho­tel prop­erty man­ager Ty­rone Lock­ett with heritage of­fi­cer Patsy Vizents.

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