Regulations and Guidelines for Shipping Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Decorative Plant Material
(Twigs, Nuts and Fruit Used in Wreath Making)

SHIPPERS OF  CUT TREES AND  MATERIALS FOR MAKING AND  DECORATING WREATHS  SHOULD KNOW Some plant materials used in making and decorating wreaths are illegal to send to certain destinations. Some cut plant materials may require inspection and/or certification prior to shipment. Cut trees, wreaths and other native plant  materials found in Maine and used for decorative purposes can harbor serious  insect and disease pests that  come  under quarantine regulations of this or other states.  Some states reserve the right to refuse shipments of wreaths with signs and symptoms of any insects or diseases not found in their region.

To avoid problems and serious quarantine violations, Maine shippers should: