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Upcoming events

    • 06/06/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    Please Join Us!

    APA New Professionals Meeting

    Please join us for a panel discussion on

    Creative Solutions:

    Turning a problem into an opportunity in your business

    This is part three in a series of panel discussions on client relations.  We will have a panel of three APA Certified Aesthetic Pruners who will discuss this topic with the group.

    Guest speakers are

    Melissa Hyams, Eric King, and Carolyn Cooley

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


    When: Sunday June 6th

    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!

    • 06/10/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    • 07/08/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    • 07/11/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 94

    Please Join us for an APA Virtual Tree Talk

    with APA Certified Aesthetic Pruner

    Jocelyn Cohen

    "The Art of Pruning California Natives"

    APA Certified Aesthetic Pruner Jocelyn Cohen  will share with us her knowledge on pruning California Natives.  Please join us!

    Sunday 7/11//21

    4:00pm - 6:00pm PST

    This Talk will be on Zoom

    Tree Talks are $5 for APA members

    (APA members log into your account to receive discount)

    $20 for APA supporters (non-members)

    Jocelyn Cohen is well known within the aesthetic pruning community and has over 20 years pruning experience blending art, design and craft disciplines and traditions with her career as an APA Certified Aesthetic Pruner,  Certified Arborist, and principal at Poetree Landscapes & Arboriculture.

    Jocelyn artistically prunes trees and shapes landscapes. She apprenticed with Dennis Makishima, studied horticulture at Merritt College, and received a Garden Design Certificate from UC Berkeley Extension.

    Jocelyn developed and taught aesthetic pruning workshops at East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, has taught Arboriculture at Merritt College, and lectures on aesthetic pruning at various venues.

    Jocelyn was an early member of the APA Crafts Standard Committee where she helped develop the current CAP test. She has written articles on aesthetic pruning and she has held a seat on the Urban Forest Council for San Francisco.  Jocelyn shares her passion for pruning with friends, colleagues, trees, and clients. Teaching is another way to pass on her enthusiasm, knowledge and love to others.

    This will be a virtual presentation via Zoom.  Once you purchase your ticket on the APA website, you will receive a link instructing you to complete your registration on Zoom.  You must complete this second registration step on Zoom in order to receive your link to the talk.

    • 08/12/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    • 09/08/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

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

Past events

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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