Christmas Tree Inspection Program

The Christmas Tree Inspection Program provides inspection and certification services for growers of Christmas trees and brush wishing to ship these materials from Vermont to destinations outside the Federal Gypsy Moth and Pine Shoot Beetle quarantine zones, as well as insuring compliance with international regulations for shipments into Canada, Bermuda, and other foreign destinations.

Pine Christmas trees and pine material originating in Vermont are subject to the Federal Pine Shoot Beetle quarantine, and all Christmas tree species (balsam, fraser, Canaan firs, spruce, pine) are subject to the Federal Gypsy Moth quarantine, as well as various state regulations.  Shipments into areas where these pests are not established are required to be inspected and certified free of these pests prior to harvest.

Please contact the Vermont Agency of Agriculture's Plant Industry section with requests for inspection and with questions regarding these regulations.

Gypsy Moth Information

State and County Map Where Gypsy Moth is Found
Gypsy Moth Federal Rule
Information about Gypsy Moth
Christmas Tree Pest Control Recommendations (2008)

Pine Shoot Beetle

Information on the Federal Pine Shoot Beetle Quarantine