AN­CIENT OLIVE TREE

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Ro­que­brune-cap-martin’s an­cient olive tree was very nearly chopped down in the early 20th cen­tury, but was saved by lo­cal his­to­rian Gabriel Han­o­taux. Said to be at least 1,000 years old, some ex­perts claim it even dates back to bib­li­cal times. It still pro­duces olives, as well as plenty of shade on hot days from its 18m-wide fo­liage. Chemin de Menton, Ro­que­brune-cap-martin, France

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