Found these dedicated arborist branching out (pun intended) I picked up one of these to show support! Anyone can join the crew they just request you to comment, like and share the good word!www.teespring.com/arborist-tree-slashing-crew
Yeah, nothing quite speaks to one's dedication to the care and management of trees as valuable elements of urban landscapes like axes and slashing. I always find myself smh at take down artists calling themselves arborists. Kind of like undertakers claiming medical cred.
Websters definition of an Arborist
:a specialist in the care and maintenance of trees
the cultivation of trees and shrubs especially for ornamental purposes
These guys are the type that we all fight day in and day out... we try to educate our public and these shirts walk around making a joke out of our profession!
Why not something that portrays us as the intelligent, hardworking professionals we are!
Ps. Just noticed the cane he has... probably cause his knees are bad at 42.
Sure maybe I am. But if he or anyone showed up to an interview for me wearing that or anything that cast a shadow on this profession, they would get one question from me... And it wouldn't be how are you?
Being with a volunteer fire company I have learned that people pay more attention to what you are wearing many times than what they are doing. I know this because we get compliments and complaints about how our guys act in public. First thing they say is "he was wearing your tee shirt". So maybe I am over thinking it but I don't want to be lumped into that crowd.
With respect, Steve, many of us slash very hard and don't need to talk about it. It's a thrill - we know. Perhaps you slash as hard or harder. Most of us who slash hard are also invested in caring for trees and putting out tangible effort to move the industry to a balance of preventive care and remedial care. One contact with a tree worker wearing that shirt undoes a lot of that effort. Stick around the group if you want. I'm going to go thumbs all the way down on the shirt - it's not just a shirt. Thumbs sideways for you, expecting thumbs up soon. Brush it off and stay safe in your next tree. Climbers can't afford to take negative baggage up into a tree, so don't. Show us what you've got.