Been enjoying gardening, even during this frigid weather here in Japan.
We were really lucky to secure for ourselves this property with a sizable land space and lots of mature trees.
Off hand, I would say, close to 100 trees?
Among them, we count the huge sakura tree as our symbol tree number one.
Symbol tree number two is a handsome tall pine tree in our front garden.
However, within the property lies a cypress tree, a ‘twin’ of about 10 meters or so.
This tree, although pretty handsome, has been blocking some precious sunlight especially during winter.
My pond is perenially in the shade… poor goldfishes…
We should slice off that tree, says my missus from day one.
I said, chotto matte…
But, after some prolonged deliberation, I finally agreed to ‘decapitate’ the twins…
The tree was too tall for the ladder, so I had to improvise by nailing horizontal bars.
The view up there was pooh, quite breathtaking.
Had wanted to abort the chopping plan and build a chair up there instead.
This picture shows what an amateur I am.
Took me until almost late evening to slice off the branches.
A week later, we chopped off the trunks.
All that is left of the tree are two stumps, a meter above ground.
Branches will sprout but we can live with that.