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Old Olive Tree

Particularly impressive is the 800 year old olive tree which stands at the location “Potima” and which is considered to be the oldest olive tree in Cyprus, and at the same time the tree with the longest diameter, having a periphery of 13 metres and a height of 6 metres. What is noteworthy is the fact that after many efforts of the Xyliatos Community Council, the age-long olive tree was placed under the protection and is maintained by the Department of Forests. In particular, the Department of Forests has issued a decree underlining the importance of trees such as the one in Xyliatos, and writes among others that these are “scientifically, historically, culturally and educationally important and that they constitute significant samples of their kinds, either because of their age or their exceptional size”.       

Sources:

Giorgos Karouzis, Strolling Around Cyprus, Lemesos, City and District, Lefkosia 2001 

Xyliatos Community Council

Town Planning Law (Laws 90 of 1972 and the Amending Relevant Laws)  

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