"How to Successfully Prune Any Shrub"
with Bess Bronstein

Sunday, October 15
Doors open at noon for plant sales
Lecture begins at 1 pm
NPA members free/nonmembers $15

Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, 98105 


Has your beautiful flowering quince become so large and out of control that it now blocks your view from the kitchen window? Is your favorite fragrant viburnum growing so far into your walkway that you are considering learning to do hurdles? Sharpen your shears, because help is at hand with this presentation by Bess Bronstein. She'll explain basic pruning techniques for a variety of shrub types. In addition, you'll learn corrective pruning methods so that you can repair common pruning mistakes (remember the forsythia you sheared into a duck?). 

More about Bess Bronstein

Bess Bronstein is an ISA Certified Arborist, Qualified Tree Risk Assessor and horticultural consultant based on the Kitsap Peninsula in Kingston, Washington, with 30 years experience in arboriculture, landscape management and garden design. She has been an instructor for the Edmonds Community College horticulture program since 1989, with a focus on courses in pruning and tree care, plant identification, plant pests and diagnosis, and soils. Bess was an Education Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) for 10 years, and frequently teaches public and professional arboriculture and horticulture courses throughout the Puget Sound. She is a lifetime member of Plant Amnesty, and supports ongoing education in sustainable landscape management practices and tree care.