The Greenline is a free service offered through the Penn State Extension office to help Beaver County residents with questions and concerns about flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, lawns, household insect and animal pests, and more.
Let us help with your gardening questions.

Let us help with your gardening questions.

Master Gardeners answer questions on a variety of topics including growing vegetables, fruits, ornamentals,  turfgrass, plant identification, pruning, and insect and disease problems. Advice encourages the use of integrated pest management and environmentally sound practices.

To help with identification and diagnosis, plant and insect specimens may be brought to the extension office at 1000 3rd Street, Suite 3, Beaver PA during regular business hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

PLANTS: Select fresh plant samples with intact parts including flowers, if present, showing both healthy and unhealthy growth.

INSECTS: Enclose live insect specimens (and infested plants) in an airtight container. If you cannot keep the insect alive, place it in a jar with a small amount of rubbing alcohol or freeze it for several days to preserve the specimen.

Master Gardeners are volunteers and are usually available on the following days & times:

DURING THE GROWING SEASON (April through September)

  • Mondays, from 1:30 - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesdays, from 9:30 - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

DURING THE OFF-SEASON (October through March)

  • Wednesday, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Call 724-774-3003 and ask to speak with a Master Gardener.

If you are not able to bring a sample to the office, you may email digital photos (under 1 MB in size) for plant or insect identification to You must include a daytime phone number where you can be reached and your postal mailing address.