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PLANT CLINIC – Send Us Your Questions Online!

Program Contact: Bridget Gregg, Master Gardener Program
(360) 379.5610 x 210 • bridget.gregg@wsu.edu


Master Gardener volunteers are here to help answer your plant/insect/landscape/composting questions.  Fill out our online form below and a Master Gardener will get back to you via email.

Please supply the following information:

  • state your question concisely and include as much information as possible.
  • include the following when applicable: plant name, age, growing conditions, and symptoms
  • some questions are more complex than others and are better addressed in a discussion. We may recommend you sign-up for a Plant Clinic consultation via Zoom.  If Mondays are not possible for you, please put your Zoom request with several available days/times in the Question section of the form below and we’ll do our best to schedule a time to meet.

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    *Suspended* In-person Port Townsend Clinic: Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM April – September

    Port Townsend’s Plant Clinic is located in the Community Development Office, 621 Sheridan Street in the same complex as the QFC and JC Health Dept.

    *Suspended* In-person Port Hadlock Clinic: Tuesdays, 11:00 – 2:00 PM, April – September

    Port Hadlock’s Plant Clinic is located at the WSU Extension Office at 121 Oak Bay Road, in the Kively Center Complex.

    Please check the WSU Extension calendar for holiday closures. 

    *Suspended* Chimacum Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic on the 3rd Sunday of the month, June – September

    SPECIMEN DELIVERY 

    To help Master Gardeners make an accurate assessment, please bring a fresh specimen that clearly shows the demarcation between un-healthy and healthy tissue. Pick a fresh plant specimen, put the cut end of the stem in a moist paper towel, and then come to the Plant Clinic.

    If cut plants are left in sunny or hot location they will wilt excessively thus making diagnosis very difficult.

    For plant identification we need a representative sample that includes the vegetative portion of the plant (leaves, branches, stems), a portion of the fruiting or flowering structure, and a representative portion of the stem or bark. For insect identification we need an intact specimen brought into us in a small container soon after capture.

    It is a rare occurrence when samples can not be identified at the WSU Jefferson County Extension Plant Clinic in Port Townsend. If there are instances where a specimen needs to go the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory there will be a modest charge for identification and further recommendations.

    If you’re unable to make it to Plant Clinic, please fill out the following:

    Please note plant identification via photos can be difficult.  To help us make an accurate id, please include pictures of the entire plant, flower, leaf, and stem.


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    Noxious Weed Board

    For noxious weed identification please submit samples to the Jefferson County Noxious Weed Board. Website: http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/WeedBoard/