The sign is part of the "Tel Aviv Orchard" in Hayarkon Park, an orchard of fruit trees from Israel and the world Click for sign's details
The tree was photographed that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
The logo of Tel Aviv-Jaffa - Ganai Yehoshua (Park Yehoshua Gardens)
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The emblem of the city of Tel Aviv - Jaffa Olive
Scientific name: Olea
A tree from the Oleaceae family that includes about 40 species. This tree is called Olive Barnea and is a local development of Eretz Israel. The olive tree was first discovered thousands of years ago in Nahal Oren in Carmel as a wild plant with small fruit and cultivated for the first time more than 5,000 years ago in southern Syria. Olive trees can be found in our country that are more than 2,000 years old and there are about seven olive trees (located in the "Araba" near Carmiel) that are estimated to be more than 3,000 years old.
The olive is one of the seven species*
. Flowering begin in spring. The flowers are arranged in clusters and only a small part of them reach the germination stage that occurs in mid-summer. The olive harvest is done in the fall. Olives have great health value and olive oil, which is extracted from the olives, is used for both food and medicine.
* "Seven species" - 7 types of plants mentioned in the Book of Deuteronomy, and which describe the agricultural abundance of the Land of Israel