I felt defeated, powerless. Google confirmed: there’s really nothing you can do about it. I kept thinking: this CANNOT be true. I can’t just lose all my trees… An what about this region, famous for its trees, for its olive oil? Everyone around me seems to resign to it, or tries to ignore it, or hopes for a miracle. I am soooo in love with my trees, I just can’t give it up. My land, all of Puglia, is nothing without those beautiful majestic centuries old olive trees.