About Us

PlantAmnesty, established in 1987, is a 1000-member mock-militant nonprofit organization whose purpose is to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning

We have a sense of humor and a mission.  We specialize in using the media to alert the public to crimes against nature being committed in their own back yards, specifically tree topping and the nuisance shearing of shrubs. Once we have the public’s attention, we supply all the solutions: a referral service of skilled gardeners and arborists, classes and workshops, and YouTube videos and how-to literature on selective pruning in English and in Spanish. And we host volunteer pruning events for needy and deserving trees and gardens, including the Arbor Day Tree Prune and Volunteer Yard Renovations.For our work on pruning reform we have won several awards including three Gold Leaf Awards from the International Society of Arboriculture, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Education Award, and Washington State’s Urban Forest Stewardship Award.

To learn more about PlantAmnesty, click the links below.  To the right are some of our upcoming classes, workshops, and events.

PlantAmnesty Media Info Kit

PlantAmnesty Mission

PlantAmnesty Programs and Events

Annual Reports

Sample Newsletter

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Contact Us


2017 Board of Directors


Cass Turnbull

President

Anna Moore
Vice President

TBD
Secretary

Jack Bautsch
Treasurer

Mike Ewanciw

Ira Ford

Christina Masters

Ken Tuomi

Laura Watson