We've had banana trees growing in one of the campus small quads. This is about the third or fourth year for them and they grew huge, maybe 20 feet tall and two of them had big bunches of bananas this year. The other day 3 of our students had the job of removing them so that they over winter in the power house. This is a big job.
These big trees send out babies during the growing season so that for each huge tree there will come several new ones at the base. The guys dig up the root area and drop the tree. The roots are very shallow.
Here are some of the bananas which are now sitting on a table in our house with the hope that they will ripen.
When that was finished they turned their attention to helping Gayle remove the fish from the pond so that they too can over winter in the power house.
Gayle has the uncanny ability to catch fish by hand, but the others needed nets and buckets.
All the fish were caught and are now safely swimming in their winter home. Even some tiny baby fish were found and captured.