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?
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.