Classes & Workshops


PlantAmnesty instructors teach pruning techniques through our Master Pruner Program. A series of twelve 2-hour classes and three hands-on workshops provides students with a solid base in the science and practice of selective pruning. Our instructors are professionals in the field and bring years of personal experience to their classes.

Our classes are open to professionals and to the general public and may be taken individually for specific interests.

The nine core classes include:

  • Tree Pruning I and II   note: Tree Pruning I should be taken before Tree Pruning II or Fruit Trees.
  • Shrubs I, II, and III
  • Fruit Trees
  • Art or Atrocity
  • How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden
  • Rehabilitative Pruning

An additional three specialty classes from our offering can be selected for a total of twelve classes.

Please note:  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all classes are still being offered online only. Recordings of classes are available to view for two weeks after the class date.  There are currently no provisions for viewing the recordings outside the established schedule.

For classes scheduled for May or later, the class fee has increased by $5 per class.  Please also note that if you are registering multiple students, there is now an option to enter their names and email addresses during registration, ensuring that they will receive class handouts and a Zoom reminder sent directly to their email addresses.

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2022 Tuesday Class Schedule

2022 Sunday Class Schedule

Learn about the Cass Turnbull Memorial Scholarship


Workshops are taught by experts in their field.  The workshops are hands-on, all day events designed for home gardeners and landscape professionals.  Three workshops are required for completion of the Master Pruner Program.

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Pruning Sites

We are always on the look-out for renovation workshop sites. Take a look at our site requirements and if you think that you are a good fit, contact us at

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Workshops will bring you up close and personal with the plants!