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Japanese komo-maki or komomaki is wrapping the trunk of a tree with a rice straw mat. This is often seen in Japanese gardens in early winter to protect the trees. This method is mistakenly regarded as protecting pine trees from the cold of winter, but is in fact protection from insects that infect pine trees. When spring comes, this mat is removed from the trunk to be burnt along with the insects that have burrowed inside the straw.
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Japanese komo-maki or komomaki is wrapping the trunk of a tree with a rice straw mat.  This is often seen in Japanese gardens in early winter to protect the trees. This method is mistakenly regarded as protecting pine trees from the cold of winter, but is in fact protection from  insects that infect pine trees. When spring comes, this mat is removed from the trunk to be burnt along with the insects that have burrowed inside the straw.