Plant Diagnosis Form

Use the form below to contact the Plant Information service regarding a plant disease or pest diagnosis. If you have general questions or would like a plant identification, please use those forms to send us more specific information and photos. To contact the Plant Information service during business hours, call the Plant Information Hotline at (847) 835-0972 or e-mail us.

Remember: Our diagnosis is only as good as your information.

Please list a minimum of two ways to contact you below.

Enter date as MM/DD/YY
(Consider and describe all affected plant parts, including roots, stem, trunk, branches, leaves and flowers. If turf, was it seeded or sodded?)
(Provide any essential history regarding this plant site)
How and how often do you water this plant?
If you have applied fertilizer or pesticide, what type did you apply and when?
If possible, please attach up to 3 photos of the affected plants and a diagram or photo their location in reference to house or other structures below. Each file size limit is 2 MB. If you are submitting more than 3 images, please put the images in a folder and zip them, and attach the zipped file. Allowed file types: .gif, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tif, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .sit, .tar, .zip Plant samples may be brought to the Plant Information Desk in the Visitor Center during regular business hours. You will receive a copy of your form submission via email. If you are bringing plant samples to the Garden, please bring a copy of your submitted form to the desk with your sample.
File size limit is 2 MB.
File size limit is 2 MB.