SHIGOMETER

Does anyone have any experience with the SHIGOMETER? With respect to CER. If so, what are your thoughts on the CER mean for Mountain Laurel? Did you notice something different about mountain laurel?
I have used SHIGOMETRY to detect woody root declines in trees.
I would really like to discuss Mountain Laurel CER
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Also please email about mountain laurel. I do not desire to share this information with the public at this time. If you have experience you will understand why. snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net
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SDTDC did not test the Shigometer, but extensive research has been conducted concerning its uses and limitations. It is agreed that the Shigometer is a valuable tool for determining the current vigor of trees and forests (cambium testing), but since resistance changes begin prior to damage caused by decay (xylem testing), the Shigometer technique for decay detection requires careful application and interpretation. Basic biological knowledge of the material being evaluated is essential. Skill in instrument use increases with greater awareness of local biological principles and practice with the instrument. --
Since you have never studied biology, this pretty much leaves you out.
By the way, do you own a Shigometer?

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Don, vigor is genetic feature. What you mean to say is vitality. Or maybe you don't. It determines a trees vitality and not vigor (CER) which means cambium electrical resistance within a species.
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You must understand the species of tree to use the wire probe. E.g., is it a heartwood tree or a sapwood tree. What is the difference in resistance between heartwood and discolored or color-altered wood from a wound or an injury. Sapwood to heartwood or sapwood to discolored wood. For example, Don, maple trees do not form heartwood. What about false heartwood? Oaks do. I tried drilling for the wire probe and broke the small bits. $100.00 per bit. What is nice about the CER is you can detect some woody root problems. The trunk flare will have less resistance than the measurement at breast height. However you must understand that trees have trunk flares and not root flares. Of course you know all of this.
What am I telling you this for? I guess I like you Don. Sorry for all the bad things I said about you. You are really a nice guy. Don't know much about trees and their associates relating to the ecological stages of trees, but you are still a nice guy. I like you.

Show your ignorance once again. Your the one that does not get it.

What kind of question is that? What do you think. Oh thats right, you don't!
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I think you are a phony, a fake, a charleton, a con man. I think you were a saw hand for Shigo, a gofer, and try to parlay his work into your pocket. You have no credentials, and lie about it. More over, you have no company, no business address, no yellow page ad, nothing to indicate you are anything but a yard man. Oh, other than that hand painted sign on your pickup.

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If anyone would like to learn how to use the SHIGOMETER contact me. The reason most people put down the machine is because all the machine gives you is numbers. You must understand the tree w/anatomy to understand what the numbers mean. I would be happy to help.
It's really not that hard. You just have to understand anatomy, protection wood, must know where the cambial zone is. many people think the cambial zone produces wood. It don't! I will help. Come see me and touch trees together. On the inside.
Again advanced tree biology is things like mountain laurel CER.
Other than that I am working on a picture story of problems like trees planted to deep and mulch on the trunk. Just took a closer look today and I am writing a picture website of what I found.
Coming soon. You will never let this treatment of deep planting and improper mulching go on when you see this. I did what no one else wants to do. I'm not afraid.
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Today I took a closer look and improperly planted and mulched trees. I will place pictures on a site and post it. The tree does not lie. Its an epidemic!
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Again:
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Many tree problems are associated with the following: They are Case
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