Our load of Olivewood has arrived and it is beautiul! This is some of the nicest Olivewood that I have ever had. It has great coloor and figure. Olive trees can live for hundreds of years, and while they take a long time to grow, the wood is often a by-product of the agricultural industry, since trees eventually stop producing good fruit. This makes (much) olive wood a sustainable material. This wood came from old olive trees from the Calabria area of Southern Italy that stopped bearing fruit. They are between 200-300 years old.