Pruning Chalkidiki olive tree’s

20140330_114008Here are some photos depicting the pruning process in the Inolivia ® olive grove at . The pruner climbs into the tree and forms the shape of the tree and its branches in way that air easily ventilates the tree. After pruning the tree best exploits the sunlight and rainfall occur in the area of cultivation. However, pruning is an art work. A good pruner of olive trees can be compared to an artist where talent and technique are moulded together. Our ancestors used to say that an olive tree should be pruned in a form for a bird to easily fly through the tree from all directions. To our view and after decades of experience, we believe that pruning is the most important process in the olive tree cultivation procedure. Thus, we trust the same pruning team for years now. “Like father like son“. Pruning in Banavas Estate® happens twice a year, mid-March and July, with our team of experienced pruners.

The main aims of pruning are summarized below:

  •  20140330_113853To give to the tree the best shape under the certain soil-climate conditions
  •  To balance vegetation with fruit yield
  •  To minimize the non bearing period
  •  To prolong the productivity of the olive grove
  •  To delay senescence

20140330_113952In Banavas Estate®, the cuttings, the branches removed from the olive tree, remain grinded in the grove for enriching the soil with organic substances. Bearing that most farmers usually burn the tree branches pruned, by grinding them we support the reduction of the carbon emmissions and the global warming.  


Happy Farming,

Inolivia – Banavas Estate

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