Luciano Onichino


Luciano Onichino is an old man and a young buck. Montreal wasn’t interesting enough to keep him, and after his eastern migration, he settled happily at the end of a dirt road overlooking Baie Verte, New Brunswick.

He built his own house with his own hands, and it’s a beauty. He sails a boat (or two) and rides a bike (or five). His heart is so big that remarkably, he is both a dog-person and a cat-person. Previous iterations of Luciano have been: youth-worker, sea-kayaking guide, garlic farmer, lobster boat deck-hand.

In his current life, in addition to his arborist work, he is a registered massage therapist and is banging-up his knuckles as a motorcycle mechanic which complements his ambition to forever, lovingly, restore his BMW R80RT.

“Hobbies” that refine his tree-climbing prowess include ballet (look for his roguish Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker) and martial arts. He has an iris tattoo for each of his three children, and knows that when it comes to heating a home with trees, there’s no substitute for dry wood.

He has worked with Woodpecker Tree Care since 2018, and is only getting sweeter by the day. “Looch” feels that climbing trees, working with trees, and generally being around trees is not only a great pleasure, but also a supreme privilege.

Oh yes, and he’s dynamite in the kitchen.