Male Gaze: A Lithe, Helpful Tree Trimmer

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As spring weather approaches, take a moment to appreciate an unsung hero of seasonal transition. Today, in New York, dedicated Central Park Conservancy employees were busy ushering in the new season. Here, a sprightly park worker hangs high above the ground, trimming a tree in preparation for its big spring reveal. A high-agility task, pruning isn’t just about vanity; as the New York Times has noted time and again, neglected trees are also quite dangerous.