Periana applies for its hundred-year-old olive trees to be declared a Natural Monument

31 March 2016 |

The town council of Periana (Malaga) has begun the application process for declaring all the hundred-year-old olive trees in the municipality, which are unique and native to the Axarquía region, a Natural Monument, an initiative that is supported by the Regional Government of Andalusia.

The announcement of this application took place during the celebration of the 17th Periana Olive Oil Day. During the ceremony, the town mayor, Rafael Torrubia, explained how this celebration turns visitors of the thousand-year-old olive oil culture into participants. He also highlighted how these incomparable olive trees, which this year have been included in a walking route for visitors, are a “treasure” for the area.

“These olive trees form veritable living statues that transmit history and a feeling of vitality”, said the councillor, who also emphasised that Periana olive oil is “exactly the same olive oil that was enjoyed by previous generations”.

Meanwhile, the delegate of the Andalusian government in Malaga, José Luis Ruiz Espejo, highlighted the flagship nature of the Periana Olive Oil Day, a pioneering celebration in the provincial calendar.