Grafting : When a tame olive tree becomes old, it begins to decay and die. By grafting (or joining ) wild olive branches into the main trunk, you prolong the life of the tree.  
     
  This process stimulates the rootstock, adds strength, and gives new life to the tame tree ; but, if left too long, the wild branches will eventually produce small, poor quality olives that contain very little oil.  
     
  During this same time, the tame branches have been grafted into a wild tree. When the tame branches are regrafted back into the mother tree, the fruit that will then grow from the tame branches will be big and full of oil because the roots have been rejuvenated. Grafting will allow an olive tree to produce successfully for over 800 years.  
  That is weird. I never knew a
tree could be so finicky and fussy.
 
     
  Every detail in the Allegory of the Tame and Wild Olive Trees contained in the Book of Mormon is in exact agreement with principles of olive-tree horticulture.1  

1 Al-Asma i ( died 831 A.D. ), Arab Grammarian and Philologist, stated that a single olive tree can live as long as 30,000 years.

 

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