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the aesthetic pruners association

Welcome to the aesthetic pruners association!

The APA is a non profit association established to promote and develop the craft of aesthetic pruning and support professional pruners in their work. The APA encourages the growth and development of the aesthetic pruning profession and its business practices. We maintain a high standard of craftsmanship, sound horticulture practices and artistic expression. The APA strives to expand awareness and appreciation of aesthetic pruning among the general public and industry professionals. We work to enhance the science of aesthetic pruning, stimulate the exchange of ideas and technical information, and deepen personal understanding of the artistry of aesthetic pruning.

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Featured member

Sachiko Umehara scholarship fund

The APA has set up a memorial scholarship fund to honor Sachiko Umehara. Sachiko, in partnership with her husband Mike, was co-owner of Momiji Nursery in Santa Rosa. Sachiko was a great advocate of the APA and had special relationships with many of its pruners.  Her spirit lives on in the beautiful maples she grew and nurtured, which are now treasured by many people. This scholarship will help students pay for horticulture and pruning courses at Merritt Community College.  Please consider making a donation by clicking on the button.


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The Aesthetic Pruners Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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