Plant Imports

General Shipping Requirements

Each shipment or lot of plant material moving into Colorado must be plainly marked with the names and addresses of shipper and consignee and the general nature of the contents and bear a valid inspection certificate of the state of origin. Any shipment of plant material that is found or deemed liable, to carry pests may be sent out of the state or destroyed within forty-eight hours with no compensation to the owner.

All nonresident nurserymen or dealers shall file a copy of their state certificate of inspection with the Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry. This requirement may be satisfied by filing with the Department a list of officially inspected and certified nurseries from the state of origin in lieu of individual certificates of inspection from each nursery.

Importing Firewood into Colorado

Download the Firewood Best Management Practices

Approved Wood containment and utilization sites (draft in progress)

Federal Quarantines

Imported Fire Ant (IFA)

European Gypsy Moth
STATES AND PROVINCES REGULATED:

  • Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

Asian Longhorn Beetle
STATES AND PROVINCES REGULATED (portions of):

  • Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clermont County, Ohio, Charleston County, South Carolina under quarantine.
Japanese Beetle

 

Potato Late Blight

STATES REGULATED:

All States

MATERIAL REGULATED:

Seed Potatoes

RESTRICTIONS:

Seed potatoes imported into the San Luis Valley of Colorado shall be certified and accompanied by a certificate attesting to the absence of late blight and which shows proof of field inspection and documents that a representative sample of tubers from the loads was tested for late blight. Any loads not accompanied by a certificate shall not be unloaded and shall be removed from the state if a certificate cannot be produced within forty-eight hours. All loads with proper certification will be reinspected and random samples were taken from each to confirm the absence of late blight. If late blight is confirmed by testing the load or loads shall be removed from the state within seventy-two hours.

For complete details of all of the above please see the entire text of the Quarantine for Late Blight, 8 CCR 1203-13

Prunus Quarantine

STATES REGULATED:

All States

MATERIALS REGULATED:

All plant material of the genus Prunus except for the following species: Prunus besseyi, Prunus cistena, Prunus glandulosa, Prunus maackii, Prunus tomentosa, Prunus triloba and Prunus virginiana.

RESTRICITONS:

All Prunus species with the exception of Prunus besseyi, Prunus cistena, Prunus glandulosa, Prunus maackii, Prunus tomentosa, Prunus triloba and Prunus virginiana are prohibited entry into Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties of Colorado.

For complete details of all of the above please see the entire text of the Quarantine on the Importation of Prunus Species into the San Luis Valley, 8 CCR 1203-18

Noxious Weeds Program

Contact the Imports Program