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Charles Marshburn finds scholarly work on hat racking trees

With apologies for omitting Mr. Marshburn from the Mt. Rushmore list of tree experts. The omission was purely unintentional
See also: Rescue Mission Complete: Family is back home a story of the rescue of little family of robins in Downtown Columbia after their residence in an Outlaw Redbud Tree was hat racked.

By Ed Waggener

Charles Marshburn sends link with more details on hat racking trees. It's at the website Trees Are Good/International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), at this link:
Tree Care Information: Why Topping Hurts Trees
Note: While Charles Marshburn was not listed in the pantheon of great tree experts: Billy Joe Fudge/Barbara Armitage/M.E. Lewis, Mr. Marshburn was the first expert to weigh in with some scholarly research on the subject and the CM Mt. Rushmore of Tree Experts listing is revised to read:

Charles Marshburn/Billy Joe Fudge/Barbara Armitage/M.E. Lewis or, M-BAM for short, if acronyms ring your bell. We do not knock the use of acronyms; acronyms and logos can become a principal local industry, particularly if one's city has a long-tenured congressman to earmark funds for the Acronym/Logo industry.
Doing so is perfectly Good Government, particularly if the congressman offsets the earmarks with railings and wailings against the spendthrift Federal government and tax and spend Democrats and socialism and single payer health insurance, and appreciates the reality that the New Deal on a Federal level is socialism/Godless communism, but practiced on a local scale is Compassionate Conservatism. We hope readers understand and appreciate the huge difference.

We're bookmarking - not earmarking - the ISA site. -EW

This story was posted on 2011-07-10 05:13:09
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