Re: Pollen & Urban ‘Male’ Trees

Hey, remember that “pollen is worse because all urban trees are male” thing that was going around for awhile? Turns out it was bullshit.

Sheet of notepaper with the words "Quick Notes" in a handwriting font.

Hey, remember that “pollen is worse because all urban trees are male” thing that was going around for awhile? Turns out it was bullshit.

Dr Sarah Traber: YES, thank you. Whatever this guy's deal is he's really good at laundering his bullshit as credible.

He started at least 20 years ago which helps- he'd already laid down a lot of analog publications before social media even became a thing.

Budget Botanist: In my day job I study plant reproduction which makes this INFINITELY frustrating

There's a lot of weirdness too if u dig into his deeply manufactured/astroturf-y web presence 

Like not only does this make no sense -he only tries substantiate it by linking to his other blogs etc

Relevant Twitter Threads

🧵 Dr. Sarah Traber: “Hi! Crop scientist here. This “male trees are a capitalist scam” idea worked its way to TikTok from a hustler named [Thomas] Ogren.” Click here to read the thread.

🧵 Dr. Sarah Traber: “YES, thank you. Whatever this guy’s deal is he’s really good at laundering his bullshit as credible.” Click here to read the thread.

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