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"Charlie McCarthy is the Gardener's Arborist"

Gardening is caring for and managing plants to perform to their full aesthetic potential. Generally, the woody plants are the oldest plants in the garden. Although they seem to be a permanent part of the garden they also require care. I specialize in the care of trees.

For over 35 years while caring for trees and shrubs in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island I have made many friends. The bonds that create friendships can vary. Most of you reading this have a common bond. You care about your tree and shrubs in your garden and landscapes. Some of you have known me through the changes in my career. Others have known me only through my relationship with tree service companies. Today I own a consulting firm called Arbor & Horticulture Advisor. Below find a condensed history of my career.

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Stockbridge School of Agriculture Arboriculture Degree……………………………………….1975 
Massachusetts Certified Arborist……........................................................................................1975 
Massachusetts Pesticide License……........................................................................................1975 
University of MassachusettsPlant Pathology Degree……………………...…………………….1978  
University of Massachusetts IPM Technician…………………………………………………..1978 
Horticulturist at Blithewold Arboretum in Bristol, RI………………………………..………..…1980 
Newport Professional Gardener at Bridle Path, Newport, RI…………………………………..1982 
Tree and Garden SpecialistNarragansett, RI……………………………………………..…….1984  
Bartlett Tree Experts……………………………….……….…………...............................….1990 
Northern Tree Service…………………………………...................................………………1992 
ISA Certification.……………………………………………...………...............................….1993
American Society of Consulting Arborists Member………….…………...................................1998 
Arbor and Horticulture Advisor ……………………………................................………..…...2003 

Arborist – A person possessing the technical competence through experience and related training to provide for or supervise the care of trees and other woody plants in the landscape.