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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Doubling Up Arbor Day: Trees & Stage Rigging

Wenger | J.R. Clancy: In the U.S., the last Friday in April marks Arbor Day, when tree planting is encouraged. Another meaning of “arbor” comes from the performing arts world, where “arbor” is a rack containing weights used to balance a load in a theater’s counterweight rigging system. Trees and rigging have more in common than you might think. To maximize their value, both require knowledge, nurturing and a future-oriented vision.

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