Cass Turnbull’s latest book, Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning, Third Edition was published in by Sasquatch Books and distributed by Random House. Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning has 87 ratings and 11 reviews. Anna said: Wow . This book has revolutionized what I do on long walks. I used to try to id. This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new.

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Unlike most encyclopedic pruning books that offer formulaic across-the-board adviceā€¦Cass Turnbull has written a useful pruning guide that clearly and simply describes how to prune commonly used garden plants to enhance both aesthetics and plant health. If you can’t make her classes, or case a deeper, fuller, more explicit understanding of how to prune plants for optimal health, this book is for you.

Cass Turnbull has been a professional gardener for 20 years. After seeing so many ruined trees tudnbull shrubs in her clients’ gardens, she founded PlantAmnesty with the mission to teach gardeners and so-called professional arborists about the particulars of proper pruning.

She has long been the humorous voice of PlantAmnesty through their regular newsletter. She lives in Seattle and lectures around the country on pruning. Would turngull like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Prune trees, shrubs, and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic ways. Covering plants ti clear instructions and illustrations, Cass Turnbull will show you exactly how to prune any plant in your garden. This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters.

The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle’s PlantAmnesty, whose mission is “to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning.

The Ten Gardener Commandments 1. Thou shalt not shear thy bush. Thou shalt not top thy tree.

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Thou shalt not plant thy sun-lover in the shade, nor thy shade-lover in the sun. Thou shalt not leave stubs. Thou shalt not flush cut, neither shalt thou paint wounds. Thou shalt not cover up the base of thy plant, or thy tree, or thy shrub. Neither with mulch, nor with soil, nor with any landscape material. Thou shalt not compact the root zone pruing thy tree, nor trench near the trunk turnbulo thy tree.

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Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Buy the selected items together This item: Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition: Ships from and sold by Amazon.


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Please try again later. I usually don’t take the time to review every book I buy. But I had to say something about this one. I’m a professional gardener and I find this book to be my favorite. There are more details for specific plants in other books, but none of the books I have, including the horticulture society ones, connect all the dots of essential pruning techniques in a way that’s memorable and meaningful. Some say she’s redundant and she is; but I get why she reiterates things, it’s an effective teaching tool.

Something about the way Cass presents and reiterates things makes the principles easy to remember because you don’t necessarily have to remember specific techniques for specific plants.

Instead, she’s actually teaching us how to apply techniques based on the nature of the plant itself. It really encourages us to pay attention and develop a relationship with plants rather than becoming an academic subject matter expert.

Consequently, anyone can learn to correctly prune from this book. And the world is certainly a better place because of that. I rarely if ever review books I need to do better but I have to take a minute to recognize this book. Cass Turnbull has created a master piece. She simplifies complex topics, writes with an upbeat, engaging style, and includes clear illustrations.

I love this book so much that I give a copy to every employee when I begin teaching him or her how to prune. If friends and colleagues express any interest in learning to prune, I tell them about Cass. Sadly Cass is no longer with us. But I suspect this book will live on for some time.


It’s just that good. A very nice guide to pruning and some other gardening concepts. Very good information, presented in a balanced way, with an engaging voice. My one complaint is that so much of the book is taken up by comments about the ways people do things incorrectly.

I get it, most people do stupid things with gardening, and more so with pruning specifically. I’m a professional gardener, and see plenty of it every day.

Overall a great guide, I would recommend it for beginners looking to understand the basics and more experienced people looking for tips about pruning specific things.

Your legacy is huge. I had met Cass at a Seattle Garden show many years ago. She finally helped me to realize it’s not WHEN fuide prune but to prune by type of shrub. I have gone through all editions and now will use this 3rd edition as my diary for pruning notes. Especially with Cass gone, which is still hard to believe. Rest in peace, Cass. Down to earth pruning instructions.

For nearly every pruning book out there, you will be given conflicting advice. It’s nice to have Cass to say “Who cares? For me it took the panic away that I was going to kill a plant and allowed me to be a little tutnbull understand of what was going on.

A very good read. This is a wonderful book for anyone who needs to understand how to prune. It starts off with giving you a foundation for understanding pruning.

Why is it important? What is its purpose? How do plants decide where to put out new growth? What are the different types of cuts?

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When should you prune? They aren’t long sections, but they are thorough enough to give you a solid introduction. After that, she turns to the individual plant families and describes in detail the specifics for each. She also uses a bit of humor here and there to keep the book interesting.

It’s not dry reading, which is quite the accomplishment. I’ve found it immensely helpful already and I’ve only had it a couple of weeks. This is staying on my shelf for years to come.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I enjoyed reading this book. It is smooth and easy especially for beginners.