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1955/07/23: Sterling Morton to Governor William G. Stratton


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July 23 1955
Letter from Sterling Morton to William G. Stratton (Governor of Illinois) expressing his regret that Stratton vetoed the bill calling for the licensing of tree surgeons. Morton has seen many people get taken by fly-by-night "tree experts," who may also be contributing to the spread of tree diseases like Dutch elm disease due to improperly sterilized tools. It is difficult for authorities to catch and prosecute these people, so licensing seemed the best approach to the problem. Morton regrets criticizing the governor on this issue, as most of his actions meet with Morton's hearty approval.
Correspondence
Dutch elm disease
Ulmus L. (elm)
Stratton, William G. (received by)
Godshalk, Clarence E. (is related to)
Johnson, Nels J. (is related to)
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