UMass Extension operates a plant diagnostics lab to help professionals identify landscape and tree problems. Information for submission of samples ensures accuracy in diagnosis. Their soil testing service is also a useful tool available to professionals.
A reminder…the UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab has moved back to the UMass Amherst campus, effective January 2016. The new location is in the basement of French Hall, Room 3. To deliver samples, drive up Thatcher Road from North Pleasant Street; French Hall is on the left just after the Franklin Dining Hall. Turn into the rear parking lot (lot 62) – there is a designated short-term parking space next to the back door for Diagnostic Lab clients. Metered parking is also available.