Amazing image with little-known history

When you look back on history, there are moments that you can’t help but feel like you’ve already lived. Big, sweeping epic moments set in stone. But even more fascinating are the stories that exist among the markers. 

That’s not all we’ve got. There are revealing looks at Mother Nature, natural disasters and indigenous peoples that you would never see unless you encountered HD. Always have an eye drop on hand because there is a lot to learn and photos that will surprise you. Forward! 

Extreme tree pruning team from the late 19th century.

A picture of a time when men risked their lives to prune trees and looked good doing it. Tree pruning in the 19th century was a major operation and required teams of men to harvest the upper branches of trees in order to create denser foliage at the top. Though in some cases the pruners were simply trying to keep the trees from becoming a hazard.

It took an entire team to work on a tree that size because it would be a huge undertaking for one or two people. Can you imagine how heavy are the branches that hold the men to the top of the tree? I hope they aren’t afraid of heights.