Olive picking always means cutting the branches, so what they have here is a big, big plain on the floor. Then someone has to climb up on the tree and cut the whole stuff, big twigs, and then another one on the ground cuts smaller pieces of it, and then they rake it. You know, there are some basic rules to keep a tree, because you have very strong stones, and olive trees grow like crazy, compared to fruit trees. There are certain rules here, but I wonder if these rules are so good, because I have some young trees which were never cut before. These trees I will cut in my way, but the old trees I'll have to cut the way they were cut all the time. The old way is that you never let the twig go down. But the permaculture idea is that everything that the tree does for itself was distributed from the roots, so it usually makes sense. You only have to get the idea of what the sense is. So in Austria, I let my fruit trees grow from the root, and that means that animals don't eat the tree, they just eat the twigs. For instance, when you start to cut the tree, you have to continue doing it, because you already disturbed the whole thing, and then you have to help it grow in the right shape, but if you haven't started it, you don't have to cut it, except when something goes wrong. OK, you can control it a little bit. What I found out is that usually you make more mistakes by controlling too much than if you would just let nature work. This is the possibility with young trees, I can just watch them, you know, watch what they are doing and how they behave and how many olives they have, because one of the most rich olive trees I saw was an old olive tree which was not cut for 30 years, and we had 17 olive oil containers full of olives from this one tree. Usually, you have 3 or 4, maybe, if it's a good tree … And then, they cut the whole tree. My God, are you crazy? But they did it, because it had to be cut.”