Nursery and Christmas Tree

Nursery stock

Nursery stock includes all botanically classified plants or any part:

  • Floral stock
  • Herbaceous plants
  • Bulbs
  • Corms
  • Roots
  • Scions
  • Grafts
  • Cuttings
  • Fruit pits
  • Seeds of fruits
  • Forest and ornamental trees and shrubs
  • Berry plants
  • Trees, shrubs, vines, and plants collected in the wild that are grown or kept for propagation or sale

Nursery stock does not include the following:

  • Field and forage crops
  • Seeds of grasses
  • Cereal grains
  • Vegetable crops and flowers
  • Bulbs and tubers of vegetable crops
  • Vegetable or fruit used for food or feed
  • ​Cut flowers (unless stems or other portions thereof are intended for propagation)
  • Importation of plant material​


An Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) license is required by anyone operating as a grower or dealer of nursery stock in Oregon.

Exceptions include the following:

  • Businesses whose total sales do not exceed $250 per fiscal year
  • Landscaping businesses or brokers that do not grow or store live plant material for more than one year

Temporary Nursery License

A temporary nursery license is required for a non-profit (501-C3) organization to hold a seven (7) day sale.

Christmas tree

An ODA Christmas tree license is required for growers of Christmas trees with acreage of one acre or more.

Apply for a license


  • Print the nursery license application
  • Send completed application with appropriate fees to ODA
  • Use the nursery license calculator to determine appropriate nursery license fees​

Christmas tree

  • Print the Christmas tree license application
  • Send completed application with appropriate fees to ODA
  • Use the Christmas tree license calculator to determine appropriate Christmas tree license fees

License period

  • License is not prorated and expires June 30 of each year


Christmas tree grower license fee calculator

License fee calculator

Christmas tree license application

Christmas tree license application

Christmas Tree Shipping Summary (2019)

Christmas tree shipping summary

Nursery license application


Nursery license fee calculator

Nursery fee calculator

Search license database


Temporary nursery license




Call to report a business operating without a license. All inquiries are confidential.

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