Shipping Plant Material

Shipping requirements

  • Review the information in Christmas tree shipping requirements summary found in the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Pitch & Needle newsletter.
  • Contact ODA to arrange field inspections prior to harvest and certification. 
    • Provide at least five (5) 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.


2015-2016 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


Christmas tree license fee calculator


Christmas tree shipping permit


Pitch & Needle Newsletter - Fall 2015


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