Quarantine; Chestnut Blight
(1)A quarantine is established against chestnut blight, a disease of chestnuts (Castanea spp.) which is caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica (Endothia parasitica), and against all insect pests of chestnuts, including: large chestnut weevil (Curculio caryatrypes), small chestnut weevil (Curculio sayi), nut curculio (Conotrachelus spp.), and oriental chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus).
(2)Area Under Quarantine. All states and districts of the United States are included.
(3)Commodities Covered. All trees, plants, cuttings, scions, tissue cultures, and nuts in shell of all species and varieties of chestnut (Castanea spp.) and chinquapin (Castanopsis spp.).
(4)Provisions of the Quarantine:
(a)From all states and districts east of and including Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming, no chestnut (Castanea spp.) or chinquapin (Castanopsis spp.) trees, plants, cuttings, scions, tissue cultures, and nuts in shell may be shipped into Oregon except by special permit by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture as provided in OAR 603-052-0020 (Exemption from Quarantine Orders);
(b)From all states west of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming, trees, plants, cuttings, scions, tissue cultures, and nuts in shell of chestnut and chinquapin may be shipped into Oregon provided that each shipment is accompanied by a certificate bearing the original signature of an authorized agricultural official affirming that the plant material has been inspected and found free from chestnut blight, that the plant material has been grown in the shipping state for at least two years and that chestnut blight disease, large chestnut weevil, small chestnut weevil, nut curculio, Conotrachelus spp., and oriental chestnut gallwasp are not known to occur in the production area. Such document shall be sent to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, c/o Plant Program Area Director, 635 Capitol Street, N.E., Salem, OR 97310, ten days prior to shipment of stock;
(c)Any and all varieties and species of the chestnut and chinquapin trees, (Castanea spp. and Castanopsis spp.), tissue cultures, parts or the nuts thereof arriving in the state of Oregon without proper documentation will be immediately sent out of the state or destroyed at the option and expense of the owner(s) or his or their responsible agent(s).
(5)Exemptions: No restrictions are placed by this quarantine upon the shelled nuts of all species and varieties of chestnut and chinquapin grown in and imported from foreign countries when reshipped into or arriving in this state in the unopened original container.
Rule 603-052-0075 — Quarantine; Chestnut Blight,