Olive groves from Lun

Olive groves from Lun

Published: 07.12.2014 u 22:55

Lun is a village in the northernmost part of the island. According to some sources, the name derives from the old Latin and Italian name cape Lun: Punta Longa, lunga - long cape. Lately becoming known for its thousands of years of olive and olive oil.

The entire area of the Moon, in an area of about 1,300 hectares according to estimates, there are about 80,000 olive trees. Forests olive covering lunjski peninsula are a unique botanical richness of the Mediterranean.

Wild olive as forest species of the Mediterranean basin, always green species Olea Oleaster linea, today is extremely rare. According to the information available in the Mediterranean countries do not exist anymore preserved area of wild olive trees in their natural environment of the kind commonly found in Luna.

Due to the unique architecture of the natural forms of trees interlaced with stone, untouched nature and the environment preserved olives, part of the area, located northeast of the village Dudici called '' Dudici crown '' size of 23.6 ha in 1963, is protected as a botanical reserve.

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