Mike LeBlanc, arborist and longtime CTPA member, passed away on February 27th, this past Saturday. This is very sad news to CTPA members, who knew Mike as a steadfast contributor to tree care, passionate about trees and about his profession, who was always willing to share this passion with his colleagues, with young people and with anyone interested in learning more about trees. His loss will be felt by many.
Mike was the owner of LeBlanc Arborists LLC. A visit to the company’s website shows Mike’s support for arboriculture, including his participation in a series of public workshops called “Tree Care 101”. Within CTPA, Mike was a regular at meetings and workshops, served a stint on the CTPA board and was a frequent volunteer at CT Tree Climbing Competitions. He had also been Tree Warden for the Town of East Granby, where he lived with his family.
A memorial service for Mike will be held on Saturday, March 5th at 2 pm at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 River Road in Collinsville. More on Mike’s life can be found in his obituary from the Hartford Courant.