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Master Gardener Helpline

Welcome to the Master Gardener Helpline. If you have a home horticulture question please fill out the form below including as many details as possible. A Master Gardener will be in contact with you to help you get the issue resolved.

* First Name
* Last Name
Zip Code
* Home Phone
* Email

Please indicate what county you live in:

This question is in regards to a/an:

Please indicate what type of plant is in question (for example: pine tree, fir, lilac, oak, peony, tomato):

Please indicate the condition of the leaves/needles:

Please indicate the condition of the stems/branches:

Please indicate the level of sun exposure the plant in question is receiving:

Please indicate an approximate age of the plant in question:

If this is a question in regards to an insect please indicate the infestation level:

Please list your question here giving as much detail as possible about the issue:

Please indicate any measures you have taken to correct the issue:
Pictures will help us help you. Please submit photos to:, please add your name in the subject line.

*Indicates questions that require an answer.