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Plant Diagnostic Clinics

Program Contact: Harmony Rutter, Master Gardener Program Assistant
(360) 565-2678 •

MG 7Master Gardener Plant clinics are opportunities for members of the public to get help solving gardening problems, or finding out about the latest sustainable garden practices. If you would like a plant or insect identified or a disease diagnosed, please bring as much information to the plant clinic as possible, including plant samples or photographs.

Send us your questions in person, via phone, or online.

We can help with:

  • Plant Problems: Is your plant turning brown or the edges curling? Do your apples have spots? Does your lawn have discolored rings? Master Gardeners can help you identify the likely problem and suggest solutions to restore your plant, lawn or garden to good health.
  • Plant and Insect Identification: Did you just move into a house, and there are new-to-you plants in the garden? Did you find an insect that you’ve never seen before? Is there something eating your favorite plant? Bring in a sample or photo, and Master Gardeners will take a look. If your sample is identified as a pest or a weed, they will work with you to develop a management strategy according to recommendations from WSU Extension. If it’s a beneficial insect or plant, Master Gardener volunteers will help you figure out how to keep them around.
  • Sustainable Gardening Information: Do you want to learn more about drought-tolerant plants suitable for our area, fire-wise options, the benefits of drip irrigation, which mulch to use, the best time to fertilize or water your plants, or how to prune your roses, shrubs and fruit trees? Master Gardeners have experience and technical resources to answer your questions.
Here are some questions to guide your inquiry about a plant problem:
  • How long has the problem existed?
  • Is it getting noticeably worse?
  • Is more than one plant affected?
  • How often is the plant fertilized?  Fertilizer strength?
  • Have any chemicals been applied near the plant recently?
  • Have the roots been disturbed?  Bark damage?

Connect with us…

In Person:

The Port Angeles Plant Clinic, located in the lobby of the historic Clallam County Courthouse in front of the WSU Clallam County Extension Office, runs from March through October of each year on Monday. In Sequim there are two clinics. A Sequim Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic will be available starting the 2nd Saturday of May and ending in September on all Saturdays except for the first one of the month in the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 W Cedar Street. The Woodcock Plant Clinic, located at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road in Sequim, is open during our Digging Deeper Workshops and the Master Gardener Plant Sale. Please call 360-565-2679 to confirm.

Via Phone: 

If phone is more your style, please call 360-417-2514 to leave us a voicemail.


Email us at or use the online form below.

MG Online Plant Clinic Form

Send in a question to the Clallam County Master Gardeners. Entries on this form will be sent to Please feel free to email us directly if you would like to send in more than one photo.

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