Nursery and Christmas Tree

Nursery Program

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

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​​

Apply for a Nursery 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​
  • License is not prorated and expires June 30 of each year​

Temporary Nursery License

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

Nursery license application

Apply for a nursery license

Nursery license fee calculator

Nursery fee calculator

Temporary nursery license

Non-profit temporary nursery license

Christmas Tree Program

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

Apply for a Christmas Tree License​

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

Christmas tree license application

Apply for a Christmas tree license

Christmas tree license fee calculator

Christmas tree fee calculator

Christmas Tree Shipping Summary (2019)

Christmas tree shipping summary

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Contact

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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