London’s known for many things but less known for its olive trees. Yup, there are olive trees growing all over London and this half-term, which also coincides with London Tree Week, iCo Green are inviting kids and parents to join in the fun and hunt down the capital’s olive trees.
The Where’s Olea? tree hunt involves using the Curio-xyz app, which has a map of spots where to find olive trees in London. Treasure hunters are encouraged to upload photos of an olive tree and selfie taken beside an olive tree, to be in with a chance of winning an olive tree to be planted in their garden or borough.
Olive Trees grow quite slowly and don’t require much pruning. The leaves are usually of a dark green-grey-ish green colour and pale with white scales below. The leaves are approximately between 4-10 cm long and 1-3 cm wide. Given the right climate, olives can fruit which can range in colour from green to a reddish-black.
In the UK, Olive Trees do not tend to grow too tall. Most of them will remain “patio size” and stay in plant pots, according to iCo.
The olive tree has numerous magical properties. The olive tree branch symbolises peace, wisdom, and victory. The trunk of an olive tree is associated with fertility and prosperity, and olive oil is associated with divine essence.
Where’s Olea? tree hunt is one of a number of events taking place in the capital for London Tree Week. For more information on London Tree Week, click here.
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