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Plant Problems? Ask Garth

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Garth Welch, staff IPM Specialist, is here to help identify your plant problems. Focusing on common issues found on garden plants, Garth will explain how to discern the cause from insect, disease, or deficiency. Emphasizing Integrated Pest Management, Garth will advise students on cultural recommendations to resolve the plant problem. 

Students can bring photo samples of up to two different plant issues for Garth to help identify. To prevent spread, do not bring live samples of the plant(s).

Class Level: All Levels


Instructor Biography:

Garth Welch, the Gardens IPM Specialist and Arborist, has a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University, with 40 years of experience in the nursery and landscape trade. With a number of arborist certifications, including International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist as a Registered Consulting Arborist who performs ISA Tree Risk Assessment, as well as an American Society of Consulting Arborist (ASCA) certified Tree and Landscape Appraiser. Additionally, Garth is a Maine Licensed Arborist and Maine Master Applicator for turfgrass and ornamental plants.



July 26
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$32 – $40
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Garth Welch