Italy's Olive Trees Are Dying. Can They Be Saved?

olive trees A plant bacterium called Xylellais infecting olive trees throughout Europe, particularly in Italy, where millions of trees are planted and the olive oil industry contributes billions of euros to the European economy. Because Xylellacan lay dormant in a tree for up to a year before aggressively infecting it, scientists are just now seeing the widespread damage that is happening. Read the full story in the National Geographic by Alejandra Borunda with astounding photography by Patricia Kuhfuss. via National Geographic

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