September 13th, 2009

size of 30-year old Olive tree

mm Hi! This is my first post, but this community is amazing and I am incredibly grateful for it's existence right now.

I'm writing a story about a father and son who go to Israel to find the olive tree that was planted in the father and mother's name for their wedding.

It's been about thirty years since it was first planted. In my research I found many photos and information about really really old olive trees, some of which are thousands of years old, but I can't find much about what an olive tree only thirty years old would look like. Would it be about the same height of an old tree, same width? Or, in relation to the age that they can grow to, would it still look very small and thin and baby-ish?

I've googled "young olive trees", "olive trees 30 years old", etc but found nothing. Any information (or, hell, photos!) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!