It is again that time of year to prune the olive trees. Jon has spent every afternoon pruning trees, and he has just finished with the arbequina. That means he has finished 2/3rds of the planation. Yes, he does each tree by hand himself. He cuts off any lower limbs and then opens up the center of the tree for air and light to get in, (trims the branches to a tulip shape).
It is actually looking like a grove of trees. Here are some trees with actual tree trunks!
Soon they will no longer need stakes to stay upright. We can only hope.