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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

PLANT CLINIC – Send Us Your Questions Online!

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


Have a question about a plant? Master Gardeners are here to help!  Although our WSU Master Gardener plant clinics are suspended during this time, we are taking questions online.  Please submit your information in the form below and a Master Gardener will get back to you. 

Do you need answers to your gardening questions? Whether it’s an insect pest infestation or an unknown pathogen destroying your beloved plants, certified Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions or provide advice.


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 (see Sign-up button below form).

Submit a Question to the Master Gardeners

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Click the button above to schedule a time to speak to a Master Gardener

*Suspended* 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* 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/