PlantAmnesty's goal is to end bad pruning, which is ubiquitous.  The three main forms of bad pruning are tree topping, shrub and tree shearing and over-thinning.  Overplanting is another form of plant abuse that inevitably affects the plants health.  The definition of good pruning is pruning that maintains or improves the long-term health and beauty of the plant.  We have collected a series of articles on each of these topics.  Please click on the one that interests you.


  1. Five Reasons Not To Top
  2. Don't Shear
  3. Don't Strip
  4. Don't Overplant