Photographs of your plant problem, plant identification or insect identification are helpful.
Here are some hints about the types of photos that will show evidence of a problem and will help us to make the correct diagnosis or identification. Please provide photos that show the plant or insect or identification, or the plant problem as seen:
- Include photos of the buds, stems, leaves and flowers to help with plant identification if necessary.
- Show the damaged or problem plant in the landscape along with other plants to provide additional clues to the probable cause of the problem.
- Clearly show the base or root flare of the plant at the soil line to display any potential root issues.
- Clearly show both live branches/limbs and leaves, and dead or dying branches/limbs and leaves to help us determine the spread.
- Clearly show the margin between affected and healthy tissues. Include healthy tissue as well as diseased tissue in the photo so a comparison with the “normal” plant is possible.
- Show the insect that is the suspected culprit in the damage. Include photos of the kinds of damage you are seeing.