That’s Right, I Called Out Tree Surgeons

As much as I like commenting on all the things people are talking about, I also enjoy bringing things out into the light that no one seems to be talking about.  This is something I’ve always wondered about:  Is Dutch Elm Disease like the Lou Gehrig’s Disease for trees?

(Today… Today… Today, I… I… I  am… am… am  the luckiest… luckiest  tree… tree… tree  in the world.)

I don’t think it is restricted to only the Dutch Elm, much like Lou Gehrig’s Disease was not restricted to Lou Gehrig.  And since we’re on the subject of tree diseases, what’s the deal with Tree Surgeons?  That’s gotta be one of the biggest scams ever (and how arrogant did the first one have to be to throw the word surgeon into his title?  You’re a tree guy! ).  FUCK TREE SURGEONS!  Their malpractice insurance premiums have got to be almost non-existent though (would anyone ever sue for the wrongful death of a tree?  I take that back, I’m sure someone would and has, and I would love to read that story).  And who questions the diagnosis (there’s no Web-TS, after all)?  Has anyone ever gotten a second opinion after consulting a tree surgeon?  If you have, did the second tree surgeon ever accuse the first of being a hack?

What about elective surgery for trees?  Do regular tree surgeons handle things like foliage enhancements, or branch lifts or knothole removals?

Unfortunately, I have no answers to most of these questions?  I have my suspicions, but no definite answers.  Stay tuned for a future post where I will question the usefulness of putter and iron headcovers.

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3 Responses to “That’s Right, I Called Out Tree Surgeons”

  1. I wanted to say that it’s nice to know that someone else also mentioned this as I had trouble finding the same info elsewhere. This was the first place that told me the answer. Thanks.

  2. What I want to know is why I should care? I mean, not to say that what youve got to say isnt important, but I mean, its so generic. Everyones talking about this man. Give us something more, something that we can get behind so we can feel as passionately about it as you do.


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