Learn about environmental stress at Green Thumbs event

Learn how to identify and remedy environmental plant stress to keep one’s garden growing at the next Green Thumb Education Series presentation.

Join Washington State University’s Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott for “Diagnosing Environmental Stress,” noon, Thursday, March 23, in the commissioners’ room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, or online.

Chalker-Scott discusses how to identify and rectify plant stress because of a lack of water or excess salt in the soil, in addition to compacted, wet and improperly prepared soils.

Join the Zoom at tinyurl.com/SEQgtstress (meeting ID 936 2989 8830, passcode 676224), or join by phone by calling 253-215-8782. Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in horticulture from Oregon State University and is a certified arborist and an ASCA consulting arborist. She is WSU Extension’s urban horticulturist and a professor in the Department of Horticulture and holds two affiliate associate professor positions at University of Washington.

She conducts research in applied plant and soil sciences, publishing the results in scientific articles and university Extension fact sheets. Chalker-Scott is also the editor of “Western Arborist” magazine and is the is the award-winning author of five books. She is featured in “The Science of Gardening” video series produced by The Great Courses and is one of the Garden Professors – a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their blog and Facebook pages.

Her educational contributions to science-based information have been recognized by such groups as Garden Communicators International, the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, and the International Association for Arboriculture.

Sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners, Green Thumb Education Series events are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month through October. In November, December and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change.

Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.