Plant passport

Almost all producers of forest-tree seedlings and seed extractors are obliged to hold a plant passport. They must be registered in Evira’s plant health register. The plant health register number is identical to the forest reproductive material supplier register number. 


With the exclusion of birch seedlings, other seedlings of the most important forest trees, and pine seeds, must be equipped with regulation-compliant plant passport markings when marketed to other operators or forest owners. You can view an example of the seedling label by clicking on the navigation bar on the right.

Plant passport requirements are checked in connection with the inspection of a location. These requirements stipulate that the manager responsible for a nursery and cone or seed warehouse must be aware of the cases in which a plant passport is required for the marketing of forest reproductive material (see the enclosed table). Operators must also be able to establish the locations of batches of forest reproductive material. If the establishment is small, an oral description will suffice, but for larger establishments a map or chart is required. A plant passport for forest reproductive material received from other operators must be retained for a minimum of one year. Moreover, the operator must monitor any occurrences of organisms harmful to plant health.

 

Plants requiring a Plant Passport in the EU internal market

PLANT NAME 

PLANT PASSPORT 

 

Scientific 

English 

Professional 

cultivation 

Whole 

sale 

Note! 

Abies

Firs

A,P,T

   

Larix

Larch 

A,P,T

   

Picea

Spruce 

A,P,T

   

Pinus

Pine

A,P,T,S

   

Populus

Aspen, Poplar

A,P,T

   

Pseudotsuga

Douglas firs

A,P,T,S

   

Quercus

Oaks

A, P,T

   

Sorbus

Rowan 

A, SP,T

A,L,T

ZP/A, E, F, FI,

IRL, I, P, UK

Tsuga

Hemlock

A, P,T

   

A = containerised and ball-seedlings

L= cut flowers and branches

P =cuttings

S = seeds SP = pollen T = seedlings