Pine Pruning at Nanshu-ji

30th April 2014 • ArchivePrevious PostNext Post

While out in Japan I was lucky enough to tag along with my cousin's landscape team during a pine pruning session at Nanshu temple in Sakai. The trees were getting a once-every-three-years cut back, so it was pretty dramatic stuff, involving long reach cherry pickers, lots of ladders, an awful lot of pine pollen, and a friendly monk doing the raking.

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Friendly gardener, whose name I should know.Pine Pruning at Nanshu-ji 5

Friendly raker-monk.
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Aerial view from top of the cherry picker - a long way up.Pine Pruning at Nanshu-ji 8

 

 

 

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