Sunday, December 14, 2014

The PineTree Pruners

Moving around the gardens of the Tenryu-ji Temple I spotted these gardeners. They were pruning the pine tree, by hand! Pine trees do not take well to mechanical implements of any kind, so the trees are meticulously pruned by hand, that is just with fingers breaking the pine needles. I can only imagine the time involved. I hope he has good balance standing on that ladder! Once again the colours of Autumn are beginning to show.

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