Posted: Oct. 30, 2017
Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company, along with the Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the USDA Forest Service, is proud to announce the launch of the Shigo Collection Learning Resource Center website.
The website, shigo.davey.com, creates a platform for people everywhere to view a portion of Dr. Alex Shigo’s collection, which was carefully curated by the early efforts of Dr. Jim McGraw, and learn about his legacy. The website features 3D renditions of Dr. Shigo’s wood collection, dozens of his over 300 publications and research papers and some of the history and accomplishments of Dr. Shigo.
“This partnership is dedicated to the preservation of monumental contributions Dr. Shigo made to modern arboriculture,” said Greg Ina, executive vice president of The Davey Institute and employee development. “This website creates the opportunity for students of arboriculture everywhere to interact with the rich history and knowledge of this Shigo Collection.”
Prior to the launch of the website, the physical collection was displayed at a handful of industry events this year including Southern Chapter of the ISA Annual Conference, ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show and the upcoming Tree Care Industry (TCI) Expo.
In addition to making the Shigo Collection available for public access online, Davey will also be integrating the content into the curriculum of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques.
As part of this industry partnership, and in the spirit of continued education and work force development, Davey is also providing financial support to the Southern Chapter Memorial Scholarship.
The Davey Tree Expert Company’s approximately 9,000 employees provide diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 38 years.