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Olive Trees

Hi,

I was lucky enough to be bought two olive trees for my Birthday. I noticed that the tops of the tree (main trunk) has been sawn off. I wondered if this was normal and what purpose it solved? Im not sure about the exact variety of olive tree, but am I right in thinking I should put a fleece around them when the temperatures drop below 0? 

Thanks
Denis

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,813
    They were probably about 12ft trees and they've been pollarded to create a short bushy tree with a decent trunk.
    I've had one in a pot on my patio for around 15 years, I've never fleeced it.
    Yours do seem to have dropped a lot of leaves
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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