[QUOTE=John Paul Sanborn;2678590]
Where has the research moved on? For the most part the song line "the day the music died" fits here. Sure some are doing some research but his goal in life was to disseminate complex data and its meanings to the scientific layman....the arborist. Others, Gillman, Schwarz, Matthack (sp?), etc., either just postulate on subjects without scientific data or emit such complex data, the arborist reads through it while thinking about new bucket trucks, climbing hitches or what they are going to have for lunch.I never claimed to be doing so, I'm just saying that the research has moved on since Shigo coined the phrase.
That is the basis of your perpetual chastising of Shigo and those who study him isn't it? You are likely somehow diminished by those who quote someone who generated massive amounts of peer reviewed data and those who study him at depth and you would rather conjecture with subjects that don't send you into a "tizzy" like very uncomplicated subjects such as sgr's (which Shigo dealt with in depth) and ignore or opt to not spend the money to buy the books where he takes you into a journey of the complex and difficult to understand (while doing all he can to get you to understand).rant-off Alex and the Shigonuts and games of "Shigo Says" send me into a tizzy
The "Shigonuts?" lol. Who is more quotable? Someone who takes pride in mis spelling words without any remorse reveals why the Shigo material and those who quote it threatens them.....er I mean sends them into a "tizzy".
"learn until it hurts" Shigo