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European Olive
Olea europaea

Location: 43500 Mission Blvd.
Park: Ohlone College Campus
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: Europe
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Broadleaf evergreen, native to Mediterranean area where some are over 1,000 years old. Brought from Mediterranean lands to Mission gardens for ornament and oil by Franciscan Fathers. The tree's character develops with age with the trunks often becoming gnarled and twisted.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker