Olive Trees

Stop the Olives

Anonymous added on October 11, 2014 | Answered

I have an olive tree that produces tons of olives each year. The problem is I don't want olives, I just liked the look of an olive tree. Do I have any options besides pulling out the tree?

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Answered on October 13, 2014

There is a sterilizing treatment that can be applied to the tree by a professional arborist or lawn care specialist (it is not available to the public). It is not 100% effective and needs to be applied yearly, but will significantly reduce the number of olives the tree produces. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/fruit-tree-sterilization.htm

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