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The Dexter Elm on the Dexter estate in Malden. This photo was estimated to be taken between 1894 and 1895.

These men are climbing the Dexter Elm to find and destroy gypsy moth egg masses.

The Dexter Elm survived for about 250 years.

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I like to have seen them getting that ladder up. 

(And where can I get one...)

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Looks lke they are using a massive wooden ladder some old bits of rope, tweed jackets, boots and flat caps.

Them were the days ! 

Not a clip board or a vizi vest in sight.

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Two ascenders bottom right pulling up the guy on mid right in a plank-seat lift. There's a rope dangling down on the left side too. So, old school climbing

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