Toad in the Hole
November 01, 2006
The Arrogant Arborist Bows Her Head
I just last night heard of the death of Dr. Alex Shigo, of a fall at his New Hampshire home. Anyone who has a tree can get what she needs to understand how it works and how to take care of it from one of the low-priced books Trees, Associates sells online, and get a deeper understanding from his textbooks there.
Shigo changed arboricultural practice a great deal for the better when he famously dissected a woodlot with a chainsaw and tweezers and figured out how trees actually grow their branches and how they cope with trauma.
Gods rest you, Dr. Shigo.Posted at November 1, 2006 03:36 PM
Sorry for your loss.
Thank you for the heads-up re his writing, though. It sounds like he can tell me even now what to do about that sick maple in the backyard.
Posted by: Sara at November 2, 2006 12:54 AM