- Are you an arborist? There are arborist out there. An
arborist, to me, is a person who understands trees. The
art and the science of trees. And makes decisions,
followed by treatments, based on that understanding and
that understanding must be based on a thorough
understanding of tree biology. Would you go to a person who claimed was a doctor, yet would flunk a basic anatomy test? In other word's did not know your knee from your heart. Would
you go to that person for a personal medical problem? Say
oh, it hurts here, and the person begins to examine you in
another place. Would you be on that table? Maybe you
would, but I surely would not. An arborist is a person who
understands trees and in time we are going to do something
about this. Because the trees need some arborists, to care
for these wonderful, beautiful and big creatures. The day
will come when we will have more arborists. Its time to
realize the train goes on. We need, we need, we need to
start having some layers. I’ve been in and out of
hospitals many many times and never am I met at the door by
the doctor. Think about it. How many layers do you go
through? I hope the day will come when we have arborist 1,
arborist 2, arborist 3, arborist 4 – who knows how high?
We hope that day will come, but remember, an arborist is a
person who understands trees, the art. Climbing - there is
nothing wrong with climbing, its wonderful, you have to get
into the tree many times. Chain saws, big equipment, you
either know how to use these tools or direct their use.
That is what a professional is. You either know or you can
direct exactly how. Science is thinking – hum, this one
likes a high pH soil, this one likes, enjoys, a low pH
soil. When we see Oaks and Tilia planted together I know
somebody has a serious problem. Because one will grow best
in high pH soils and one will grow best in low pH soil.
I am sure you must all know, also, if you are an arborist, who the first arborist was - Robin – French and pronounced roban, and we have honored him by naming a tree after him. And we see how some people think certain species or Robinia are evasive and weeds. Anything that grows well will become a weed. Poor Robin , poor arborist. Are you and arborist? Are you really an arborist? Do you understand trees? Please do not get to disturbed. I will be glad to do everything I can do for you to help those beautiful big creatures we call trees. Think, please think.
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