Services for Cass Turnbull, founder of Plant Amnesty, Mar 25

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cass Turnbull
Services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 for Cass Turnbull, founder of Plant Amnesty, who died of a heart attack January 26 while on vacation in Hawaii.

Plant Amnesty's mission statement is "To end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning".

Turnbull, known personally to many gardeners in Puget Sound, was the author of Guide to Pruning, now in its third edition.

She was a frequent speaker at garden clubs. She had a long relationship with Sky Nursery, teaching pruning classes, and since 2010, staging the annual day-long Plant Amnesty Prune-a-thon with classes and garden experts for consultation on pruning.

Guide to Pruning
She wrote the book.
Last year she was a speaker at the LFP Garden Club. She was involved with the WOWTA Garden Tours, for several years taking a station in one of the gardens each year to talk to visitors.

A celebration of her Life and Times will be held Saturday, March 25 from 1 pm - 2 pm at the Shoreline Community College Theater (Building #1600), 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133. A map of the campus can be found here.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to PlantAmnesty or TreePAC.

If you have stories to share, send them to by March 5th.

Her Seattle Times obituary is here


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