About Timber Press

Timber Press is devoted to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. 

Founded in 1978, Timber Press is internationally recognized as the leading gardening publisher. Its books and authors have received awards from the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Writers of America, the Garden Media Guild, and the National Garden Club of America. Some of Timber’s bestselling classics include Michael Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy, Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, and Marta McDowell’s Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

Timber Press joined the Workman family in 2006. The Timber office is located in Portland, Oregon, a city filled with natural wonders.

Cutting Back

My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

“If you love losing yourself in natural settings, this memoir is definitely for you.” —Bustle

Cutting Back is a heart-felt debut memoir from Leslie Buck, the first American woman to study pruning at the most elite landscaping company in Japan. Travel to the misty gardens of Kyoto, to observe Japanese customs and masterful landscaping styles with Buck as she learns how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart.

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