Notification of Imported Trees and Shrubs
(1)Recipients of tree and shrub nursery stock imported into the state of Oregon from any out-of-state source are required to notify the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Notification shall be via mail, FAX or e-mail to: Nursery Program Supervisor, Plant Division, Oregon Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301; FAX 503-986-4564; firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2)For purposes of this section, “tree and shrub nursery stock” means woody forest and ornamental trees, shrubs and vines grown or kept for propagation or sale, including bareroot, balled and burlaped, and containerized plants, liners, budwood, seedlings and cuttings. Fruit, seeds and tissue culture plantlets are not considered tree and shrub nursery stock.
(3)Notice under (1) of this section in advance of arrival of the shipment is encouraged but must be no later than two business days (Monday through Friday) after its arrival. Notification shall include the species of plant(s), quantities, source, and recipient’s contact information. Copies of regular shipping documents, e.g. load lists, with this information are encouraged. ODA may approve alternative notification systems if such systems allow ODA at least one business day to determine if an inspection is necessary.
(4)ODA will contact nurseries within one business day of receipt of notification if the tree and shrub nursery stock must be held for inspection under ORS 571.220 (Imported nursery stock to bear certificate of origin) and 570.305 (Department officials to prevent introduction of plant pests). Recipients are not obligated to hold the imported tree and shrub nursery stock for inspection unless contacted directly by an ODA inspector, except that the imported tree and shrub nursery stock must not be sold or distributed to untraceable buyers, e.g. final consumers, for one business day after notifying ODA.
(5)Failure to comply with this rule could result in criminal penalties authorized in 571.991 (Penalties for ORS 571.005 to 571.230) of up to $5,000. Violation of this rule by a licensed nursery may also result in license suspension or revocation.
Rule 603-054-0027 — Notification of Imported Trees and Shrubs,