UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 


Plant Walk with Arthur Lee Jacobson

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden
Okanogan Ln., Seattle, WA 98195

Fee: $ 25 - Contact us at 206-783-9813 or e-mail [email protected] to pre-register. Space is very limited, so call now before this sells out.

We're over the moon about this walk. Join Arthur Lee Jacobson as he takes us through the UW Medicinal Herb Garden. He will tell you why so many of the plants in this great collection are useful and why they should be handled with care. Arthur is the author of several highly regarded books on the various trees and collections of plants throughout Seattle. If there is time after touring the herb garden, Arthur will discuss several of the specimen trees located on campus. 


More info on the UW Medicinal Herb Garden

More info on Arthur Lee Jacobson


 

 

Our 15th TREE HUGGER BINGO with Ciscoe Morris is coming up on October 5!

That's right folks, 15 years of fun, plants, shenanigans, chili and Ciscoe Morris! We hope you'll join us for another year of merriment and fundraising for your favorite non-profit! In addition to BINGO, we will have a round of "Raise the Paddle" to give you an opportunity to make an additional donation and help us have a strong start to 2020. 

Tickets to this event include chili, salad, dessert and as many Bingo games as we can fit in and plant prizes from  outstanding local nurseries!

Tickets purchased before September 6 - $35/$25 for Horticulture students - Get at table for 6 for the price of 5 $175
Tickets purchased after September 6 - $45/$35 for Horticulture students -  Get a table for 6 for the price of 5 $225

To purchase tickets contact [email protected] or call us at 206-783-9813 to pay with credit card. We also accept check  and cash, but still need an RSVP as this event WILL SELL OUT. 

Where: North Seattle College
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98013

When: Saturday, October 5
Doors open/dinner served 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Bingo 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities: We have a multitude of volunteer opportunities, including set-up, take-down, traffic control, serving, prize spotting, prize running and more! If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail [email protected]. Volunteer shift times will vary, but we will need help between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. 


            Meeting of Like Minds with
            Chris Rippey,
            Certified Arborist with Seattle Parks

                Mature Tree Care:  When is
             Retrenchment Pruning a
             Reasonable Alternative?



When
: Tuesday, October 15th, 7-9 pm

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!

As trees age, or are significantly damaged from storms, there are many options available to maintain and care for them. Large mature trees in the landscape provide invaluable benefits that cannot be easily or quickly replaced, and there are many alternatives to reduce or mitigate risk other than removal. In addition to practices like cabling, bracing, and creating snags, 'retrenchment pruning' may be an appropriate approach. Learn about the difference of retrenchment pruning versus the malpractice of topping, as well as other techniques and best practices to retain our mature trees.

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