Pine Shoot Beetle: Quarantine Requirements

Wisconsin is one of 20 states included in the federal quarantine for pine shoot beetle. The quarantine applies to interstate shipment. There are no restrictions on movement of materials within Wisconsin. 

To ship pines from Wisconsin to a non-quarantine state, you will need an annual compliance agreement with USDA-APHIS, and a field inspection prior to shipping. If the inspection does not find any pine shoot beetle, you can ship pines under the current compliance agreement. If any pine shoot beetle life stages are found, you cannot ship pines to a non-quarantine state. We recommend that you obtain a plant health certificate, based on individual state requirements. 

Areas Covered by the Quarantine

The quarantine applies to entire states of Wisconsin, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersery, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia, and some counties of New York, Missouri, and Maine. 

Items Covered by the Quarantine

  • Plants in the genus Pinus, including nursery stock
  • Cut Christmas trees
  • Plant parts used ornamentally, such as wreaths and roping
  • Non-living plant parts including logs and timber with bark
  • Firewood from Abies, Picea, or Pinus

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