Sunday, October 9, 10am - 12noonLearn the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs that have been mal-pruned.
Taught by Keith Dekker
Pruning Art or Atrocity
Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am - 12noonClass covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over thinning. We compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. Class ends on a humorous note with photos of the Good, the Bad, and the Bizarre.
Spanish Pruning Workshop
Friday, October 14, 2016
BINGO with Ciscoe Morris
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Shilshole Bay Beach Club
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Dr. McBUG - Beetles Save Needles
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Don't Top: 5 Reasons Not to Top
What's wrong with topping?
The misguided practice of tree topping (also referred to as stubbing, dehorning, pollarding, heading, and by several other euphemisms) has risen to crisis proportions nationally over the last decade. Topping has become the urban forest's major threat, dramatically shortening the lifespan of trees and creating hazardous trees in high-traffic areas.