The Second Storm

     After the snowmageddon storms of 2019, we have been
     noticing an increase in calls to our referral service by
     worried tree owners. Many of these tree owners are
     concerned that their tree may fail if another strong
     storm comes our way.  
     These tree owners would like have an arborist top their tree
     or reduce it in size in an attempt to circumvent a future

     PlantAmnesty strongly suggests that before doing anything
     drastic like tree topping or tree removal, it would be wise
     to have a certified arborist do a Tree Risk Assessment.

In fact, our founder, Cass Turnbull, wrote an article on just this post-storm phenomenon titled 'The Second Storm'! Click HERE to read the full article.

Cass also wrote an article addressing winter damage to shrubs.  Click HERE to read 'Winter Damage'

Call our Referral Service, at 206-783-9813 , and we will give you the contact information for qualified arborists who work in your area. 


        Our sentiments,















PlantAmnesty YouTube Channel


Are you waiting for the snow to melt?  Check out our YouTube channel HERE

In 2018, we added 15 new pruning how-to videos which brings our total number of videos up to 110.

Perfect for binging on a snowy winter day!




What are our friends up to?


In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes Job Opportunity

In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes is looking for a safe, reliable person who enjoys working outdoors and cultivating their green thumb.
Click HERE for more information.

Danny Woo Community Garden

The Danny Woo Community Garden is raising money to hire professional arborists to do some major pruning with their trees. Check out the donation LINK and then contact Lizzy to get more information. 

Tilth Alliance

Check out these classes that are currently offered by our friends at Tilth Alliance

Grow Fruit in Urban Spaces (in partnership with City Fruit).  February 9th, 2019  Click HERE for more information.

Fruit Tree Pruning Basics.  February 23rd, 2019.  Click HERE for more information

Kelley Garden Service Job Opportunity

Kelley Garden Service is currently seeking a new gardener to join their team.  Click HERE to take a look at their job posting.

 WSU Job Opportunity

Click HERE to view a recent job opportunity with WSU Clallam County Master Gardener/Stream Steward position.

City Fruit Master Fruit Tree Steward Program

Calling all fruit tree enthusiasts! City Fruit is now accepting applications for the 2019 Master Fruit Tree Steward (MFTS) Program.  If you love fruit trees and want to be able to better care for fruit trees in your own backyard, at a neighbor's house, or in public orchards to help preserve Seattle's urban fruit canopy, then this program is for you!  

MFTS classes prepare community members to grow, cultivate and care for fruit trees in the greater Seattle community. The program is open to students of all ages, perspectives, and abilities. There will be a total of 6 hands-on workshops that combine both classroom and urban orchard experiences to gain skills in identifying, planting, pruning, harvesting and sharing fruit from local fruit trees. The instruction fee is $250 plus a $45 material fee. The program is limited to 16 students so fill out your application soon! The registration will close on November 30.

2019 Class Dates
2019 Learning Sessions:: Feb 1, March 2, April 3
2019 Practical Sessions: June 8, July 13, August 17

Visit the City Fruit web site for more details: CLICK HERE

City Fruit also has two pizza-fueled volunteer pruning events. All pruning will be on established apple trees.
Both events are Saturdays in March, 10 am - 1 pm, in Seattle:

March 16 - Amy Yee Tennis Center, 2000 MLK Way S., North Rainier Valley / Mount Baker neighborhood.
March 30 - Burke-Gilman Trail in Wallingford, near 2400 Northlake Way N.
Details are on the City Fruit website: Click HERE