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Japanese pine trees

By prtd
This shot of a group of pine trees was taken in the Hamarikyu Gardens in central Tokyo - a small oasis of calm in what is otherwise a forest of towering skyscrapers (pardon the pun!). The belts of straw (komomaki) wrapped round some of the trees are a form of pest control. Caterpillars hibernate in these during the cold Winter months and before they emerge in Spring as pine moths (which do the damage) the belts are taken away to be burnt. However, the warm belts also attract other insects so their effectiveness in keeping the moths at bay has recently come into question, especially as these other insects (spiders, cockroaches) are beneficial to the local ecology.

Tags: Japan Trees Gardens Pine trees Tokyo Landscape and travel

Voters: Glenn1487, cats_123, PhilT2 and 26 more

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Sep 2018 11:13AM
what a peaceful looking landscape...had to 2nd glance to check it was real SmileSmile
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
8 Sep 2018 11:43AM
Wonderful setting, nicely composed shot.

Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2018 11:51AM
Beautiful trees and shadows.
8 Sep 2018 4:05PM
A very beautiful landscape image.
8 Sep 2018 4:47PM
Great shot Peter - a heavily managed landscape certainly and great subject for photography SmileSmileSmile
Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
8 Sep 2018 5:46PM
This image gives me a lot of joy. TFS. GrinSmileTongueWink
Nice composition and colour - it's great to see the different landscapes from other parts of the world

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