Young Ventura students helped with the planting.

Brought to you by the Ventura Tree Alliance

On Arbor Day, the city crew had help planting a new Swan Hill Fruitless Olive tree (Oleo Europaea) in Cemetery Park.

Olive trees do well in Ventura’s Mediterranean climate, but make sure you get the fruitless variety for your yard if you want to avoid messy droppings. They are drought tolerant and fire resistant, ideal as a shade tree for coastal California landscaping.

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