Alex Shigo

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Birthday
8, 1930
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 6, 2006 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1930
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 6, 2006 (76)

About

Biologist and plant pathologist for the United States Forest Service. He is known as "the father of modern arboricultural" because of his tree-decay studies and his promotion of new understandings of tree biology.

Before Fame

He was a clarinetist in the United States Air Force Band during the Korean War.

Trivia

He established a successful publishing business, Shigo and Trees, Associates LLC, which is devoted to distributing his prolific writings on trees.

Family Life

He married his wife, Marilyn, with whom he had one daughter, Judy Shigo Smith.

Associated With

He earned his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology at West Virginia University, the college "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines once attended.