Elgin-America's First Public Botanical Garden
Imagine a delightful visit to a public conservatory in New York City during the early 1800s and seeing exotic tropical plants in full bloom. This was possible at the Elgin Botanical Garden.
Olive in European Life and Culture
Olive trees as well as olive groves and olives played a role in European life and culture after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Tree of Heaven
Tree of heaven is a short lived, weak wooded, invasive tree that adapts well to urban areas.
Earliest History of Olive Tree
The earliest known history of the olive tree dates to about 100 B.C. Early on, this was spread by Middle Eastern caravans to other parts of the world.
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