The Oregon Department of Agriculture provides nursery
licensing and inspection services to the wholesale and retail nursery industry
statewide, including rootstock for fruit and ornamental plants. These services
ensure that nursery stock grown and sold in Oregon is free from pests and
diseases. The department also inspects Christmas trees to ensure freedom from
quarantine pests and diseases. Certificates and permits required for the
movement of nursery stock and Christmas trees from growing location to marketplace
are issued by the department.
Who must comply?
Any person who grows or sells nursery stock, rootstock,
fruit trees, or ornamental plants in Oregon must obtain a nursery license from
the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ORS 571.055). Any person who grows
Christmas trees in Oregon must obtain a Christmas tree grower’s license from
the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Programs (ORS 571.525).
To participate in the fruit tree virus certification
program, or to find out more about soil fumigation requirements and other
disease-free certification practices, contact the Oregon Department of
Agriculture, Fruit Tree Virus Certification Program at 503-986-4664.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture provides shipping
information for intrastate, interstate, and international shipments of nursery
stock and Christmas trees, and issues certificates and permits appropriate for
such shipments. Information regarding changes in shipping requirements, pest
and disease control information, and quarantines is made available to licensees
via direct mailings and industry publications.
The department also provides pest and disease diagnostic
services to assist in the prevention and elimination of plant pests and
diseases for nursery stock and Christmas tree producers.
Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301-2532
Nursery and Christmas tree licensing
Insect pest programs
Dr Helmuth Rogg
Market Access Program Area, Plant Health Program
Dr Nancy Osterbauer