Prune-A-Thon 2020!

When: Saturday, February 15 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Cost: FREE

We're back for another mind blowing Prune-A-Thon and we're cooking up new and improved lectures, activities for the kids, and ways to improve your landscape with the right trees and plants. 


We need volunteers to help us with set-up, take-down, welcoming attendees, doing design consultations and working in the PlantAmnesty booth. If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail [email protected] We are working out the schedule now, so speak up soon to get the best pickins!

Meeting of Like Minds with Maryann Lewis
Exploring Aesthetic Pruning 

When: Tuesday, February 18 
7 - 9 p.m.

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

This event is FREE to ALL PlantAmnesty Members. If you have a friend who would be interested in becoming a member, bring them along too!

Maryann is a Certified Aesthetic pruner and California licensed architect. In 1999 she moved from Portland to California to further her architectural career where she discovered the world of aesthetic pruning. She completed the Merritt College Aesthetic Pruning classes and began her pruning business in 2005, specializing in long term tree development and design. In 2009 members of the Merritt College Pruning club gathered to form a professional association with the goal of promoting aesthetic pruning and supporting professional pruners in their work. Maryann was chair of the exploratory committee and became a founding board member of the Aesthetic Pruners Association. 

In this lecture, we will take a deep dive into the world of aesthetic pruning with the goal of looking at our garden trees with new purpose, inspiration and possibilities. Maryann will share how she came to discover aesthetic pruning at Merritt College in Oakland California and how living in an urban environment inspired her to see trees through new eyes. We will take a brief look at humble pruning techniques that can have a big impact if used with a long term plan and thoughtful design intent. There will be plenty of time for questions and a short pruning demonstration.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Maryann Lewis

Per usual, this is a pot luck event, so please bring a dish to share or a donation for food and libations.

The Northwest Flower and Garden Festival


When: Wednesday, February 26 - Sunday, March 1

Where: Washington State Convention Center - 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA

Call us crazy, but we're doing it again folks! We cannot miss the opportunity to reach the gardening community and encourage them to learn the value of proper pruning and plant care.

We're looking for volunteers to talk to the attendees about our mission, to let them know that we're a resource and a fun one at that! If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail [email protected] with the date/time you would like to volunteer, and your favorite thing about PlantAmnesty!

Here are the shifts that are available:

Wednesday, February 26 - Sunday, March 1
  • 9 a.m. - noon
  • noon-3 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (except Sunday)

As a thank you for volunteering, you will receive a wristband that is good for all-day access to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. You can check out the seminar schedule HERE and start making plans now!