Arborist to speak to garden club May 4

Apr 20, 2017
Robert Cochran speaks to the Rockport Garden Club May 4.

Rockport — Rockport Garden Club welcomes May guest speaker Robert Cochran, owner and manager of Timbercliff Tree Service Thursday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, lower level.

Cochran has been climbing trees since he could walk. A licensed Maine arborist since his 20s, Cochran has been caring for the trees of Midcoast Maine under the guidance of some of the landscape companies and arborists in the Camden area since moving here in 2001. He started his career under the tutelage of Tom Jackson, of Jackson Landscape Service, and rose to the position of general manager at Northeast Tree Service before starting Timbercliff in 2014.

Cochran will speak about the craft of the arborist and describe the training, tools and techniques of his profession. He will relate some of his work, from the routine to the challenging, and display some of the special equipment used by arborists in their work. He will also discuss ways property owners should care for their trees, as well as some of the potential problems they should look out for.

This presentation is free to the public. For more information, call 236-7788.

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