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    Is this for usps or just other carriers?

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    It kind of sucks, but the situation is understandable. CA is an agricultural state and we have had our share of issues with invasive pests and diseases. Before today I knew that you couldn't bring citrus plants into California (I think I've read that it is even illegal to transfer citrus plants between certain counties in CA), at the very least I am more educated on the subject now.
    What is more bothersome is the lack of accessible, clear, and consistent information on these regulations. One of the first sites that comes up when I search "shipping plants to California" on google is this. The page makes the process seem much more simple than what I have read from this thread as well as from other sources. Clear and consistent information really needs to be distributed by the state; gardening is a very common hobby and plants are shipped into CA by hobbyists regularly (and apparently illegally). I can pretty much guarantee that most CA citizens do not know about these regulations and that plants and all their possible pests and diseases will continue to be shipped into the state until people are made aware (in unmarked packages no less).

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    Thanks for the link, Pk93. In addition, if you really want to see it all, is this: http://nationalplantboard.org/wp-con...california.pdf I was hoping that perhaps as long as the shipper could label the plant materials as not being on the list of restricted species that might satisfy the statues but I don't think that would work. Or would it?

    I appreciate everyone's input in answer to my questions. If anyone has additional information I think everyone would be interested. I don't know what the best response to the issue of agricultural pests is and I understand the need for each state to protect its farmers. Just the same it saddens me that it has become much more difficult to ship C.P.s to California. If they had the financial resources I suspect many other states would tighten their defenses against out of state botanical pests by requiring inspections of plant materials as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nauz View Post
    Is this for usps or just other carriers?
    We only ship via USPS so I can not say anything for the other carriers but would suspect it wouldn't matter.

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    I've post this resource many time - all the states Plant Protection laws and regulations. If the documents are out of date you can check with the links to the official state websites.

    National Plant Board ? Laws and Regulations
    National Plant Board ? Membership

    Note: Some states have a "hobbyist" program so that you can get nursery certificates for shipping without the rigid regulation required for a commercial nursery. @JB_OrchidGuy qualified for one in his state.
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