Five ancient olive trees ‘rescued’ from Aigio to be transplanted to Athens

13 December 2015
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Five centuries-old olive trees that date back almost to antiquity, with ages spanning 700 to 1,500 years, are to be transplanted to central locations in Athens, in a project funded by Greek railways subsidiary ERGA OSE SA.

The “rescued” trees are all located in the region around the coastal city of Aigio in the Peloponnese and their ages have been certified by the Agricultural University.

A plan for their transfer to Athens has been drawn up and is now in the final stages, with the transfer to take place within the next few days.

Two of the ancient olive trees will be transplanted in front of the University of Athens Rectorate, one on the corner of Diakou and Syggrou streets, one in a square on the corner of Vassilis Sofias and Vassileos Konstantinou Avenues and one in a central location of the National Defence Ministry grounds (Pentagon).

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