Classes

Alan is an experienced public speaker and instructor. Over the years he has worked with numerous organizations to give presentations and put on classes on a variety of horticultural and arborcultural subjects. His audiences have included parks maintenance staff, professional arborists and landscape professionals, city planners and engineers as well as ordinary homeowners and garden enthusiasts. He has presented for the cities of Issaquah, Bellevue, and Renton. He regularly teaches adult education classes for Green River Community College and has also taught for:

  • Washington Recreation and Parks Association
  • Pacific Northwest Resource Management School
  • Washington State University Extension Pesticide License Recertification Program
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Additionally, he has given presentations to local garden clubs, the Bellevue Botanical Garden, the Lake Wilderness Arboretum Foundation, Master Gardener groups and local preserves and garden centers. He has been providing an annual pruning class for Squak Mountain Nursery in Issaquah for 20 years.

Time To Prune
March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join certified arborist and Horticulturist Alan Haywood while he shows us how to prune effectively to promote healthy, attractive trees and shrubs during the coming growing season. Homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals are invited to explore some of the dos and dont's of pruning at this free seminar. This is a part of Adulting 101, a series of basic how-to programs for adults on a variety of subjects.

Introduction to Sustainable Gardening and Landscaping
March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Create a great-looking landscape or garden that's healthier for you, your family, your pets, snd the environment while saving you time and money! Topics include using a sustainable and economical approach to planning and managing a landscape or garden based on five components: soil, water, plants, materials and health. Y790 A. Haywood, Enumclaw, Fee $35

Fruit Growing in Your Backyard
February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn the basics of the fruit culture in the Pacific NW climate. Learn to properly plant and care for your trees, which varieties do best in our mild climate, and how to avoid or deal with common insects and diseases. This course also includes fruit tree pruning. Y791 A. Haywood, Enumclaw, Fee $35

A Presentation by Alan Haywood  Time to Prune  Saturday March 2nd 10:30AM to Noon

A Presentation by Alan Haywood
Time to Prune
Saturday March 2nd 10:30AM to Noon

Maple Valley Library
21844 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA


It's time to prune - learn to do it the right way!

Certified arborist, and Horticulturist, Alan
Haywood, will show us how to prune
effectively to promote healthy, attractive
trees and shrubs during the coming
growing season.

Homeowners, gardeners, and landscape
professionals are invited to explore some
of the dos and don'ts of pruning at this free seminar

Basic Pruning
January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn the basics of pruning so you can do it the way! The instructor will explain the reasons to prune, how pruning affects plant growth, and the influence it has on flowering. Learn the differences of pruning evergreens and deciduous trees, fruit and rose plants, and the tools of the trade. Y292 A. Haywood, Enumclaw Fee $35

Pruning SeminarJanuary 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pruning Seminar
January 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Squak Mt. Nursery
7600 Renton-Issaquah Road SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

Back by popular demand in Squak Mt's annual Pruning Seminar with Certified Arborist Alan Haywood. Alan has been teaching this class at Squak Mt. for more than two decades and draws a large class every year!

Alan served as the city of Issaquah Horticulturist, for many years. He now provides services for gardeners throughout the Puget Sound region.

Alan has extensive knowledge of the field of pruning. Learn about proper pruning techniques to enhance your landscape and improve health and vigor of your trees and shrubs.
Free/No RSVP needed

Indoors where it's warm and cozy!

Seating provided

Best Management Practices for Sustainable Landscapes

Monday, January 29th and Wednesday February 14th

Time to Prune

Saturday, February 3th 10:30AM to Noon

Maple Valley Library
21844 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA

It's time to prune - learn to do it the right way!

Certified arborist, and Horticulturist, Alan Haywood, will show us how to prune effectively to promote healthy, attractive trees and shrubs during the coming growing season.
Homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals are invited to explore some of the dos and don'ts of pruning at this free seminar.

Alan worked with the City of Issaquah's Parks and Rec Department as a gardener, horticulturist, arborist, and maintenance supervisor for 30 years and is now self-employed as an arborist, tree risk assessor, and landscape pruner

This free one-hour program is open to the public.

Sponsored by the
Lake Wilderness Arboretum Foundation
www.lakewildernessarboretum.org (253.293.5103)

Pruning for Health and Beauty

Pruning for Health and Beauty

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Alan Haywood, lead arborist for the City of Issaquah for decades, has an extensive knowledge in the field of pruning. Learn about proper pruning techniques to enhance your landscape and improve the health and vigor of your trees and shrubs.

Our most popular class of the year!

Free/No RSVP needed

Indoors where it's warm and cozy!

Seating provided

IPM Pruning Workshop

Wednesday January 17th

Pruning for Plant Health and Plant Problem Diagnosis & IPM

Learn pruning techniques for shrubs and trees to improve air circulation, light penetration,
and disease management. Develop hands-on diagnostic skills to use as the first step in IPM.