Pruning refers to the cut or removal of certain parts of plants.
The reasons include shaping and redirecting growth, improving or sustaining health, preparing specimens for transplanting, harvesting and increasing the quality of flowers and fruits.
Due to the strong winds of the typhoons that come to Yakushima, the Tankan trees have a lot of dead branches every year.
With Lucille and Adrian's help, we trimmed the dead branches to help the trees grow stronger and healthier.
I hope we can have a lot of delicious Tankan this year too.
"Tankan" is a citrus that grows on Yakushima.