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 PHARM section with requests for inspection and with questions regarding these regulations.


State and County Map Where Gypsy Moth is Found

Christmas Tree Pest Control Recommendations (2008)

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431