- Contact ODA to arrange field inspections prior to harvest
- 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
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.
shipments of Christmas trees grown in Oregon are required by Oregon law to be
accompanied by a shipping permit.
Importing trees and shrubs - required notifications
Recipients of tree and nursery stock imported into the state of Oregon from any out-of-state source are required to notify the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Please refer to our notification guidelines here: Notifications
Compliance Agreements for Christmas Tree Growers
Refer to the Christmas Tree Shipping Guide to learn more about the requirements and additional forms needed to ship to domestic and international locations.
2023 Christmas Tree Shipping Guide.pdf
**NOTE: Abies can be shipped to British Columbia with a phytosanitary certificate between November 1st and January 31st. The ODA has clarified the requirements with the USDA and CFIA regarding this shipping requirement.
Some of these programs commence in the summer. For additional details about these programs, please contact your Nursery Inspector or Nursery Contact Email (503-986-4644)
2023 Christmas Tree Inspection and Certification Request Form.pdf
Required if you need a shipping permit for your trees
2023 Christmas Tree Shaking and Compliance Agreement.pdf
Required for shipments to Mexico, Hawai'i, and Guam
2023 Christmas Tree Exotic Phytophagous Snail Certification.pdf
Required for shipments to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and North Carolina
European Pine Shoot Moth Application .pdf
Required for shipments to California, Hawai'i, and Montana