Adopt an olive tree

An ancient tree with your name on my Tiny Trullo land in Puglia, Italy…

Whether it’s corporate sponsorship, a (birthday) gift to yourself or someone else, or a memorial for a lost loved one, the adoption of an olive tree gives you something that will remain, that is visible and that pays off every year (read: produces olive oil).

Below are the motivational and (often moving) stories of the olive trees that have already been adopted.

Marcel - Adopt an olive tree
Marcel - Adopt an olive tree

Marcel

Debby & Ruud for Marcel: The tree they adopted for their friend Marcel seems to look at Debby and Ruud in the same way that Marcel used to do: joking, making fun.

Loet San - Adopt an olive tree
Loet San - Adopt an olive tree

Loet & San

This is such an amazing project. Last October 18th, my great love sadly passed away after 5.5 years of struggle against cancer. I adopted this tree as a reminder of him (my warrior, so powerful and positive) and as a monument to our love. I always wanted something special for him and when I saw this I immediately knew “this is it!”.

This gives me so much energy, it’s incredible. I was hoping that something beautiful would come my way for Loet and it really came so quickly. It was meant to be, intensely grateful ️❤

Eurolingua Hilda - Adopt an olive tree
Eurolingua Hilda - Adopt an olive tree

Eurolingua

Isabella Buck: Eurolingua

Italy is MY country. It has always been. In my childhood, we went on holiday to the beaches of the Adria, Tyrrhenian Sea, Elba and at 17 years old I got to know Firenze and Roma. When I am in Italy, I am approached in Italian because of my appearance. Love has cut my dream to live in Tuscany.

I had everything I loved in my little paradise in South Africa , when my house, garden, photo albums, cookbooks and art collection were burned down overnight. The terrible inferno reduced 900 houses to ashes overnight.

Since then I only have what I really need. But it must be sustainable. For my birthday I often get beautiful bouquets of flowers; after a week they end up on the compost.

This time for my birthday, I have adopted a tree that will survive, and bear fruit too! I use the olive oil daily. I am happy with my adoption and the reuse of my beautiful 5-liter can of oil …

My father, an artist, was born in 1911. He left a lot of art in the world. I want to honor him with tree number 11.

Sasha Roos - Adopt an olive tree
Sasha Roos - Adopt an olive tree

Sasha & Roos

We chose this tree because it lies so beautifully in the line of sight of the Tiny Trullo; but also, because it already had such an adult appearance, with two large branches (our children Eva and Charlotte) that symbolically emerge from and merge in the trunk (the origins), but also their (capricious?) way further into their own future they must find. O life! O live! Olive!

May - Adopt an olive tree
May - Adopt an olive tree

May

May: A birthday gift to myself!

Thijs - Adopt an olive tree
Thijs - Adopt an olive tree

Thijs

I thought it would be a nice idea to be able to gift olive oil with a story to friends and family during the covid time.

I bought beer bottles at the farmer’s market, so that I could fill up enough gifts. However, my wife likes the oil so much that I am not allowed to hand it out anymore, for now 🙂

Bed en meet - Adopt an olive tree
Bed en meet - Adopt an olive tree

Bed en Meet

Bed en Meet: Lianne and Rob, the owners of this lovely bed, breakfast and coworking space on the Caribbean island of Curaçao decided it would be a nice idea to have some company presence in Italy: www.bedenmeet.com

Carolien - Adopt an olive tree
Carolien - Adopt an olive tree

Carolien

Carolien chose the ‘special needs’ tree that needs support for 1 branch, because she thought that otherwise it would never be adopted … ❤️

HANNE - Adopt an olive tree
HANNE - Adopt an olive tree

Hanne

My university friends chose a group of trees that sit together comfortably, because we are now physically not able / allowed to do that ourselves due to corona.

SAM - Adopt an olive tree
SAM - Adopt an olive tree

Sam

My university friends chose a group of trees that sit together comfortably because we are now physically not able / allowed to do that ourselves due to corona.

Refke - Adopt an olive tree
Refke - Adopt an olive tree

Refke

My university friends chose a group of trees that sit together comfortably because we are now physically not able / allowed to do that ourselves due to corona.

Hilda - Adopt an olive tree
Hilda - Adopt an olive tree

Hilda

My university friends chose a group of trees that sit together comfortably because we are now physically not able / allowed to do that ourselves due to corona.

Chantal - Adopt an olive tree
Chantal - Adopt an olive tree

Chantal

My university friends chose a group of trees that sit together comfortably because we are now physically not able / allowed to do that ourselves due to corona.

Wienke - Adopt an olive tree
Wienke - Adopt an olive tree

Wienke

My university friends chose a group of trees that sit together comfortably because we are now physically not able / allowed to do that ourselves due to corona.

Wouldn’t it be special if one of these ancient olive trees was yours?

View all olive trees that are still available here and make your choice. Which tree appeals to you?

You can find more info about the adoption at tinytrullo.com