Do you think trees need pruning every year?
Many varieties of fruit trees need to be pruned at least once a year. Nonetheless, there are species of trees such as pines, oaks or cypresses which can't be pruned.
Farmers usually prune fruit trees to strengthen the quality of the tree. By pruning the tree, the sap of a peach tree, for example, will allow to obtain a bigger and a more resistant fruit to droughs.
Rainy periods can be also dangerous since they threaten excellent harvests of peaches, pears, apricots and more kinds of fruits. In consequence, small farmers place plastic bags on fruits like bananas or peaches before packing them to export.
As I see it, pruning constitutes just a small stop in that battle farmers face against adverse weather conditions.