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Upcoming events

    • 10/14/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom meeting

    • 10/17/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Please Join Us!

    APA New Professionals Meeting

    Please join us for a panel discussion on

    Your Pruning Plan and Pruning for the Big Picture

    *the 1 yr, 3 yr,  5 yr and 10 yr plan

    How to read your clients aesthetic and practical needs, and how to translate those needs with your own aesthetic eye with your pruners in hand.  Also, the art of communicating this balancing act with your client. Tips on How to translate into words what your vision is for the garden or specimen while also addressing the needs, limits, and constraints of the specimen you are working with.

    Guest speakers are APA CAPs:

    MaryAnn Burman, Michael Hemes, and Randall Lee

    Bring your questions and also please consider emailing any questions ahead of time to Diana Chamberlain at:


    When: Sunday October 17th

    4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT

    Free for APA Members (log in for discount)

    $20 for APA Supporters (non-members)

    This meeting is on Zoom.  Please register through the link in this email, or on the APA website, in order to receive your Zoom registration link. 

    The New Professionals will meet every 2 to 3 months to discuss various topics pertinent to those in their first few years of running a business.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • 11/14/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 94

    Please Join us for an APA Virtual Tree Talk

    with APA Certified Aesthetic Pruner

    Bill Castellon

    "Training Pines, Part 3"

    Sunday 11/14//21

    4:00pm - 6:00pm PST

    This Talk will be on Zoom

    Do you or your client have a young and awkward Japanese black pine that you don't know what to do with?  Then this talk is for you!

    Our speaker will be APA Certified Aesthetic Pruner and Garden Builder 

    Bill Castellon. 

    His topic will be on growing and training Japanese black pine. 

    Many of the pines we work on are usually mature and developed.  Bill will describe and show us the techniques used to develop young pines into mature trees for a Japanese style garden.

    This talk is part 3 in Bill's series on training and pruning a young pine.  Bill will show and discuss the same three pines that he had worked on in the last 2 talks in the series.  He will review the work that he did on the trees last time,  where the trees are now, and discuss what the future plan will be.

    Tree Talks are $5 for APA members

    (APA members log into your account to receive discount)

    $20 for APA supporters (non-members)

    This talk will be recorded and the video will be available to APA members only on the APA Youtube channel

Past events

09/08/2021 APA monthly board meeting
08/12/2021 APA monthly board meeting
08/08/2021 APA Tree Talk with Katherine Randolph: "Wildfire Preparedness"
07/11/2021 APA Tree Talk with Jocelyn Cohen: The Art of Pruning California Natives
07/08/2021 APA monthly board meeting
06/10/2021 APA monthly board meeting
06/06/2021 New Professionals Meeting- Creative Solutions "Turning a problem into an opportunity in your business”
05/02/2021 APA Tree Talk with Maryann Lewis: Design in Trees
04/18/2021 Please Join Us- New Professionals Meeting- Building Your Pruning Business
03/14/2021 APA Tree Talk with Grant Foerster: A Look at Creativity
02/21/2021 Please Join Us- New Professionals Meeting- Client Relations
01/10/2021 APA Tree Talk:The Art of Fruit Tree Pruning with Wendy Krupnick
12/12/2020 APA Virtual Tree Talk: Bill Castellon- Training a Young Pine- Part 2
12/06/2020 APA New Professionals Meeting Sunday 12/6
10/04/2020 APA Virtual Tree Talk on the History of the Japanese Garden at Lake Merritt
09/27/2020 APA Social Hour
09/22/2020 APA New Professionals meeting
09/10/2020 APA monthly board meeting
08/26/2020 APA Social Hour
08/13/2020 APA monthly board meeting
07/09/2020 APA monthly board meeting
04/09/2020 APA monthly board meeting
03/12/2020 APA monthly board meeting
02/13/2020 APA monthly board meeting
01/26/2020 Annual APA Meeting
01/09/2020 APA monthly board meeting
12/12/2019 APA monthly board meeting
12/08/2019 APA New Professionals meeting
08/08/2019 APA monthly board meeting
07/28/2019 Sara Malone Tree Talk and Garden Tour featuring Dwarf Conifers
07/15/2019 New Professionals Meeting
07/11/2019 APA monthly board meeting
06/29/2019 Dennis' Garden Tree Walk
06/25/2019 New Professionals Meeting
06/20/2019 APA monthly board meeting
06/07/2019 Cal Sailing Club pruning pines
06/07/2019 Lake Merritt Japanese Garden - Maintenance
06/01/2019 Lakeside Park Torii Landscape (pruning, workshop)
05/30/2019 Tree Talk by Yuki Nara
05/18/2019 Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple Garden pruning
05/18/2019 Shinzen Japanese Garden pruning - Fresno
05/14/2019 APA Tree Walk at Osmosis Day Spa and Sanctuary
04/27/2019 Business Bootcamp

5627 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 171, Oakland CA 94609


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