Transporting trees

monte101June 17, 2012

Next week I will be traveling to Texas from California and will be taking two or three avacado tress (2-4 ft), 1 guava tree and two peach tress. I'm thinking of wrapping the trees with newspapper and boxing them up in cardboard boxes. The weather will be in 100's I'm thinking. What do you all think?

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Monte, you must contact the CDFA before you try to cross into the state of California with fruit trees (or any plants). Many types of fruit trees are prohibited to be brought into the state of California due to insects and diseases. Please contact the CDFA before you try to bring these trees into the state. If you do not get your trees certified, and then inspected within a certain number of days after entering the state of California, you can be faced with a hefty fine.

Patty S.

Here is a link that might be useful: CDFA: Transporting Plants into California

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 12:28AM
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blazeaglory(10 SZ22/24 OC Ca)

Listen to Peggy! The last thing we want is another repeat of Hacienda Heights.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 1:22AM
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monte101

This plants will be taken to Texas, I'm in California right now. Do I still need to certifed the trees?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 1:36AM
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texasjg(6)

No, you don't. I moved from CA to TX with all my potted citrus trees . However, in many parts of TX you'll have to do the "plant shuffle" in winter to bring them inside when a blue norther comes in and freezes everything, although I put mini Xmas lights (not LED) to protect them from frost in Hill Country and that worked out ok until we had a really bad winter, then everything died.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 2:47AM
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blazeaglory(10 SZ22/24 OC Ca)

Here is a list of the states where quarantines related to citrus pests and diseases are in place:

Texas � Federal quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid and sweet orange scab. A small portion of Hidalgo County in Texas is quarantined for citrus greening disease.

Florida � under quarantine for citrus greening disease, Asian citrus psyllid, citrus canker and sweet orange scab. A small area of southwest Florida is under quarantine for citrus black spot.

Georgia � under quarantine for citrus greening disease and the Asian citrus psyllid.

Guam � entire island is under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid.

Hawaii � all islands under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid.

Louisiana � two parishes are under quarantine for citrus greening disease. The entire state is under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid and sweet orange scab.

Mississippi � under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid and sweet orange scab.

Northern Mariana Islands �e ntire Commonwealth is under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid.

Puerto Rico � entire Commonwealth is under quarantine for citrus greening disease and Asian citrus psyllid.

South Carolina � certain counties are under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid and citrus greening.

U.S. Virgin Islands � under quarantine for citrus greening disease and Asian citrus psyllid.

Alabama � under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid.

American Samoa � under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid.

Arizona � entire state is under quarantine for sweet orange scab. Portion of a county is under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid.

California � portions of certain counties are under temporary state quarantine for citrus greening disease. Portions of certain counties are under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid.

Source: Alyn G. Kiel, public affairs specialist, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 3:23PM
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blazeaglory(10 SZ22/24 OC Ca)

texasjg...

Can you give us an example of how you brought your citrus into the state and what year was it? Were you stopped by anyone or did any officials know you were bringing citrus into the state? What year did you move to Texas?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 3:24PM
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