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Master Gardeners of Chisago County

Master Gardeners of Chisago County

Plant Clinics for the Public

Chisago County Extension Office in North Branch at 38814 Third Ave in North Branch.
Our Office number is 651-277-0151, you can leave a message, and we will be happy to get back to you.

Visit our Booth and talk to a Master Gardener At the Chisago County Fair, in Rush City, MN this July - Look for us in the 4H Building.

Or at the Almelund Threshing Show, held in August in Almelund, MN We have a new location in a log home...Look for our banner and come on in.

We can help you:

  • To identify plants

  • Diagnose common insect and disease problems

  • Find answers to your gardening questions

  • Provide soil test kits

Instructions for giving us a plant sample:

If you are not able to stop by during regular office hours, please leave a message on our voice mail 651-277-0151 and a Master Gardener will call you.

Plant Identification
Bring a live portion of the plant 8-10�? long that includes leaves, flowers and/or fruits. Dried samples can be difficult to identify.

Disease Problems

Bring a sample as above that includes healthy and diseased parts and note the following:

  • Parts of the plant affected
  • Where on the plant the problem occurs
  • When you first noticed symptoms
  • Other plants affected
  • Chemicals recently used
  • Construction or landscaping activity


Put them in a screw top jar and store in your freezer if it will be more than a day before you can attend a clinic.

Note the following:

  • Where you found the insect

  • How many there were

  • If they are on a specific plant