Alex Shigo’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 8, 1930

Death Date

October 6, 2006

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Barrington, New Hampshire, United States



The biologist Alex Shigo died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

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

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

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

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