Shipping Plant Material

Shipping requirements

  • Review the information in Christmas tree shipping requirements summary found in The Pitch & Needle newsletter.
  • Contact Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) to arrange field inspections prior to harvest and certification. 
    • Provide at least five days notice before the actual shipping date when requesting certificates.
  • Complete an electronically filed application on the Phytosanitary Certification Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT) for shipments out of the US and for states with this requirement.
  • Submit a list to ODA including all growers and growing locations from which Christmas tree harvest and shipping will occur.

Inspections and certifications are provided by ODA. All shipments require a shipping permit available from ODA, but only a few destinations require phytosanitary certificates.

Shipping cut Christmas trees to states and territories within the US

  • All bills of lading, invoices, and bills of sale should bear county of origin, as well as, the name and address of the shipper. 
  • All shipments of Christmas trees grown in Oregon are required by Oregon law to be accompanied by a shipping permit.

​Resources

2014-2015 Certified Pine Shippers for European Pine Shoot Moth Program

List of Certified Pine Shippers for European Pine Shoot Moth Program Document

Christmas tree license application

Document

Christmas tree license fee calculator

Website

Christmas tree shipping permit

Document

Pitch & Needle Fall 2014

Fall 2014 edition of Pitch & Needle Document

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​​Contact

Main Office
Nursery & Christmas Tree
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4644
Fax: 503-986-4786
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