One of the recurring themes of this series is that "you can't kill an Olive tree". Or, to be strictly accurate, it's extremely hard to kill one as even stumps sprout when left alone. However I recently returned to a place where I've photographed olive tree stumps before (here and here). I regret to report that the first stump is definitely dead. The second however, as can be seen in this picture - isn't. As always click on the image to see it enlarged and don't forget to visit of the olive tree blogging archives for further reminders of how nice olive trees are.