Roger Cook, Landscape Contractor
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As landscape contractor for the Emmy® Award-winning television series, This Old House, and appearing on its sister show, Ask This Old House, Roger Cook motivates aspiring green thumbs and inspires stumped professionals with expert advice learned over the course of a lifetime in landscaping.
Roger's journey with This Old House began in 1982, when he first appeared on the series. At the time, he was working as the landscape foreman for the Frost and Higgins Company, but that didn't stop him from contributing ideas and expertise to several This Old House projects, including the Bigelow Ranch and the Woburn House. A phone call many years later from landscape architect Tom Wirth changed everything. It was 1988, the project was the Lexington Bed & Breakfast renovation, and Roger was on board full time as the landscape contractor.
In 1977, Roger received a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management and conservation law from the University of Maine. A certified landscape contractor in Massachusetts, Roger is an active member of the Massachusetts Arborist Association and has served as president of the board of directors of New England Grows and the Association of Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts.
Roger owns and operates K & R Tree and Landscape Co, Inc., which he founded in 1982 with his wife, Kathleen.
He currently serves on the editorial board of This Old House magazine, published by This Old House Ventures, Inc., and most recently contributed to Complete Landscaping, published by This Old House Books in conjunction with Sunset Books in 2004.
Roger lives in a town north of Boston. When he's not working or gardening, he enjoys saltwater fishing and spending time on Cape Cod.