After Snowfall

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The latest amazing images from the snow covered olive grove are replaced by the images of what the exceptional snowfall has left.

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This is nothing in comparison with the enormous snow storm occurred in 1999, which fatigued the olive grove for longer than 12 consecutive hours. It has left such a path of damages (assessed in 50.000 kg of wood from the uprooted plants) that it took 6 years to get back to normal. In the “Filicusi” plot, situated in the North of the estate, the last week snowfall has uprooted 40 olive trees and broken several branches of  100 olive trees. It’s time to take care of Filicusi: it’s essential to cut the foliage of the uprooted plants, put the trees in the stand and then replant in the same site. It’s necessary to repair the cuts suffered by plants , wood and branches are left on the ground and will be minced and crushed in the spring during pruning .

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