Last month, I participated in an ‘Olive Dig’ organised by my bonsai club. Spent most of the time digging out the specimen shown above. It is an African Olive (Olea europaea africana). For scale: the height of styrofoam box in the image on the right is 20 cm. Speaking of olive yamadori. Last month, my sister was visiting Baku, Azerbaijan and took a picture of the European Olive tree (Olea europaea) shown below. This tree was 150 years old when it was translocated to a busy city square and become its focal point.