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Shipping plants into Oregon
Plant material
Areas under quarantineQuarantine
All plants; in growing media, sod, any other potential articlesAZ, CA, HI, NM, TX, UT, WA; also snail culture/shipping prohibited within ORBrown garden snail & other exotic phytophagous snailsCertificate of freedom from snails; articles free of growing media excepted from certification*
All plants; annual (flowering), perennial, vegetable, field crops (see quarantine)All of United States except: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, NM, UT, WAEuropean corn borerCertification required
All plants; plant parts including logs, wood chips, and pulpwoodCT, DE, DC, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA, WI, WVGypsy moth**Plant material certified free from gypsy moth*
All plants; in growing media, sod, soil, hay, strawAL, AR, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, NM, OK, PR, SC, TN, TXImported fire ant**Certificate of freedom from imported fire ant*
All plants; in growing media, sod, bulbs, rhizomes, crowns; all plant parts, soil, humus, compost, manureAL, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI, DC; Canada: ON, QB
Japanese beetle
Plants in soil or growing media must be certified as fumigated or otherwise treated; washed bare-root plants, bulbs, etc. require certification*
All plants; various ornamental (see federal order)CA, OR, WASudden oak death disease (Phytophthora ramorum)**Certificate (see federal order); prenotification of shipment required*
Ash (Fraxinus)All of IL, IN, OH and lower pininsula of MIEmerald ash borer**
Certification required
Ash (Fraxinus), birch (Betula), elm (Ulmus), hackberry (Celtis), horse chestnut (Aesculus), maple (Acer), mimosa (Albizia), mountain ash (Sorbus), Populus, sycamore (Platanus), willow (Salix)
Parts of IL, NJ, NY; ask ODA for detailsAsian longhorned beetle** Prohibited, material with less than half an inch caliper is exempt)
Blueberry plants (Vaccinium)All of United States and all countriesBlueberry scorch virusOfficial certification of freedom from blueberry scorch*
Blueberry plants (Vaccinium), blueberry fruitAll of United States east of and including ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TXBlueberry maggotPlants certified washed bareroot; fruit certified cold storage treated
Chestnut (Castanea), chinquapin (Castanea), all parts, nuts in shell; note: horse chestnut (Aesculus)-not includedAll of United StatesChestnut blight, large and small chestnut weevils, oriental chestnut gall wasp Material prohibited from states east of and including CO, MT, NM, WY; states west of above: material admitted with certification
Elm (Ulmus), Zelkova, planertree (Planera): all parts, including wood with bark, except seedAll of United States except AK, AZ, FL, HI, LA, NM, UT
Dutch elm disease; elm yellows phytoplasm
Quarantine areas: material prohibited unless ODA exempted; other states: material certified
Filbert (Corylus) plantsAll of the United States except OREastern filbert blightPhytosanitary certificate required to protect from new more virulent strain of disease.
Fruit from apple (Malus), hawthorn (Crataegus), pear (Pyrus)AL, AR, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OK, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI
Apple maggot
Certification required
Grape plants (Vitis); all parts except fruitAll of United States
Grape quarantine: grape pests and diseasesPre-notification and certification for each shipment; no field grown stock; Vitis labrusca exempt*
Grape plants (Vitis); various ornamental plants and soilAL, AR, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TX, OR- any infested site; MexicoGlassy-winged sharp-shooter; Pierce's disease
Treatment/certificate of freedom from leaf-hopper for all plants and grapes tested Pierce’s-free
Hawthorn (Crataegus), quince (Cydonia), apple (Malus), Prunus, firethorn (Pyracantha), Pear (Pyrus), mountain ash (Sorbus)WA; Canada: BCCherry bark tortrix mothArticles prohibited movement unless accompanied by certificates; less than 2 inch caliper material exempt
Hop plants (Humulus lapulus) and all parts, except dried conesAll of United States except ID and WAPowdery mildew of hopsCertification from ID and WA; other states prohibited
Invasive plants: butterfly bush (Buddleja davidi/varabilis)All of United StatesInvasive plants: butterfly bush ODA approved sterile varieties of Buddleja including inter-specific hybrids  exempt***
Invasive plants: English Ivy (Hedera helix), Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria): all plants, plant parts and seeds, Scotch Broom (Cytissus scoparious)All of United StatesInvasive plants: english ivy, kudzu and purple loosestrife, and scotch broom
Oak (Quercus), chestnut (Castanea), chinquapin (Castanea), tanbark oak (Lithocarpus densiflorus): all parts expect seed; leaf-mold includedAll of United States
Oak wilt disease
Certificate affirming origin state and plants free from oak wilt disease
Pine (Pinus); all species, all parts, cut trees, branches, bark, logsCT, IA, MA, MI, MN, NH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV; Individual counties in IL, IN, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OH, VAPine shoot beetle** USDA certification required
Pine (Pinus); all species, or parts with terminal buds or shoots. Cut ornamentals between 10/20 and 12/31 exemptCT, DE, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, WA, WV, WI
European pine shoot moth
No pine from quarantined areas unless certified fumigated; pine from all other areas must have origin certificate
Prunus (all species); almond, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, and pruneSee quarantines, various statesPeach diseases: peach yellows phytoplasma; peach mosaic virus, peach rosette phytoplasma Refer to quarantine text for details
Soil/growing medium within dripline of hawthorn (Crataegus), quince (Cydonia), apple (Malus), Prunus, pear (Pyrus)All of United States east of and including ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, part of UT; Canada: east of and including MBPlum curculioCertificate required for soil, growing media and fruit
Last revised: 3/2011
*Shipper must notify Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) of shipment; Oregon receiver must hold shipment for Department inspection. For additional information contact: Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division, 503/986-4644, fax 503/986-4786. Mail: 635 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon, 97301-2532. http://oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/index.shtml
**Federal Quarantine.
***Buddleja davidi / varabilis labeled 'butterfly bush' prohibited throughout the state. ODA approved sterile varieties of Buddleja including inter-specific hybrids are not regulated and may be propagated and sold if labeled as follows: "Seedless Butterfly Bush." "Produces less than 2% viable seed."
Rule 603-054-0027 requires the receiver of all out of state trees and shrubs to notify the ODA Plant Division of the shipment no more than two days after the shipment. The ODA may require the material to be held for inspection and release. For further information contact the ODA, Plant Division at 503/986-4644, fax 503/986-4786. Mail: 635 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon, 97301-2532.
Oregon Labeling & Certification Law states that all nursery stock and other plant material shipped into or within Oregon must be accompanied by a nursery stock certificate and/or the required permits or tags of the state of origin, and be free from injurious pests, diseases, and noxious weeds. Each unit (container, bundle, cargo box, etc.) must show that it contains nursery stock, seedlings, other plant material, or seeds, and must be conspicuously marked with the name and address of the shipper and consignee, and where the product was grown.