The monumental millennial olive tree of the holiday home El Solei


It is a monumental native olive tree 5 meters in perimeter that rises majestically and is presented as a privileged example of the history of this landscape.

The year of the cold (February 1956) broke records of low temperatures in Catalonia and affected agriculture. One of the most affected crops was the olive tree, because it had been especially warm that previous January and the sap of many trees had already begun to rise as in late spring. The frosts of February, along with strong northerly winds shattered and killed many olive trees. In the Empordà, two thirds of the existing olive trees were uprooted.

The El Solei olive tree suffered from the cold and the branches died but luckily, it sprouted again on the outside.