Tree size may vary widely depending upon how much it’s been pruned historically in an established olive tree. Many are maintained at 20 (+/-) feet for orchard spacing. Some cultivars are characterized by upright branches and others by more pendulous or “weeping” branch style. Also, some trees have dense canopies, as wide as the tree is tall.
We consult on orchard planning, including selection of cultivars, spacing, installation, maintenance and harvest. Some cultivars are ideal for mass planting and mechanical harvesters. Others may respond best to manual harvest, with spacing that is prohibitive to mechanical harvesting.