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