One of the most beautiful, valuable and romantic trees through the ages is the olive.
There are references to olive trees in more than 65 places in the Bible. The names of many places, such as the Mount of Olives, refer to olives.
Olive trees are used for decoration in modern landscaping. The growing, production and exporting of olives is a major industry.
The dove Noah sent forth from the ark brought back a black olive branch. The dove and the olive branch have been symbols of peace ever since.