Very old wild olive trees on Al Jebel Al Akhdar (The Green Mountain).
Made on a very damp & cold day at about 7000ft: at least I did not wake from my tent & find snow ! it has happened. 🙂
Published by David A Lockwood
Amateur photographer with an interest in Prehistory (Rock Art).
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7 thoughts on “Al Jebel Al Akhdar Wild Olive.”
What a wonderful sight.I’ve never seen trees like that
Lovely big old tree; comes with great age. 🙂
Have look at the Juniper images, they are even older.
The desert trees you feature on your blog are incredible. Their bent, twisted shapes seem otherworldly to me – and beautiful.
Both desert & mountain areas have trees of incredible age. Some very slow growing, so one is able to see how they adapt to changes in climate which as you say, makes them look otherworldly.
Hopefully they’ll be able to adapt to the changes in climate that are on the horizon too.
I used to take them for granted, and now I love olive trees more and more.
They have a majesty about them & some of the ones on this jebel are very old indeed.