Plant passport of forest-trees

Almost all producers of forest-tree seedlings and seed extractors are obliged to hold a plant passport. They must be entered in Evira’s plant health register. Operators entered in the forest reproductive material supplier register are automatically 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 plant passport markings compliant with the regulations in force when marketed to other operators or forest owners.

Plant passport requirements are checked in connection with the inspection of a location. According to requirements, managers of nurseries and cone or seed warehouses must be aware of cases where a plant passport is required in the marketing of forest reproductive material (see the table). Operators must also be able to identify the locations of forest reproductive material batches. If the establishment is small, an oral description will suffice, but for larger establishments, a map or chart is required for the purpose. 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