Sunday, April 9, 10am - 12noonThis class covers basic cuts, basic plant
habits, and what Cass Turnbull
called the pruning budget. Five plants
that are relatively easy to prune
are discussed: nandina, evergreen
azalea, lilac, camelia, and yew.
Spring Renovation Workshop
Saturday, April 15
10am to 3pm
Center for Urban Horticulture 2017
MOLM - Meeting of Like Minds
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7pm - 9pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
Speaker: To be Announced
Conifer Walk with Van Bobbitt
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Green Lake Park, Seattle
Urban Forest Symposium
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Center for Urban Horticulture
To see more great articles spotted by Cass's eagle eye--about pruning, trees, gardening, and related topics--click here!
Are blooming NOW in Greater Seattle!
These vase-shaped small trees
have showy and fragrant yellow,
orange, or red blooms in February
Witch Hazels enjoy full sun or part shade
and are tolerant of many soils.
Integral to PlantAmnesty's mission is to provide accurate information about pruning and landscape maintenance. We're here to help you just say no to shrub-shearing. And remember, topping is for your banana split, not your tree!
Read Cass's entire first book (or just part of it), Landscape Design, Renovation and Maintenance, here.
Click here to view PlantAmnesty's many instructional pruning videos:
See the full listing of categories of articles in our voluminous pruning literature, authored by PlantAmnesty Founder and President, Cass Turnbull (unless otherwise indicated) below. Click on a category to see the full list of articles available. A few of the articles are live links so you can read and print them. The others may be ordered through the PlantAmnesty Order Form for very reasonable fees (to cover our printing and mailing costs). Many topics currently listed under these categories can also be found in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition, and are identified with a red asterisk (*). A few other topics are available only in the book, and are so marked.
Click on the category you are interested in to see a listing of articles, a few of which are live links, allowing you to view, download, and/or print. Should you have difficulty viewing or printing any linked article, please contact the office for help (206-783-9813 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anti-topping literature, information on pruning specific species of trees,
Anti-shearing literature, information on many, many specific shrubs,
Find out how to prune roses, wisteria, clematis, and more.
Information on pruning fruit trees, figs, grapes, and raspberries.
Learn how to prune specific perennials.
Lists of plants, such as good plants for shade, lower-story plants,
Find out about tool care, ladders, pruners, and more.
Includes articles about basic types of cuts, mulch, winter damage, and overplanting.
Find pruning guides for various regions of the US, such as the Maritime Northwest, New England, San Francisco, Florida, and more!