Fruits that do not fall when ripe must be harvested. A common method of harvesting is for someone to climb the tree and cut off the fruit-bearing branches. Here a man has cut most of the branches off a fruit tree. This looks bad, but it does not necessarily kill the tree.
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Fruit trees -- Malaysia -- Kelantan., Batek (Malaysian people) -- Harvesting., Lebir River (Malay)