A friend just told me she went to ship a curly willow cutting to Quebec and it was a minimum $15 charge. Those of you who ship to Canada, can you comment? I know lots of people do it, even for common plants so there must be some cheaper way, no?
Hi, I'm new to this forum and new to gardening. I'm dividing iris and want to send rhizomes through the mail. Are there any laws / regulations concerning shipping plant materials that I need to know about? Thanks.
Welcome to Dave's garden :-)
I send plants all of the time without problems and have received some iris just recently.I write LIVE PLANTS on each side of the box to make sure they arrive in a timely manner.
But since you are in the international trading forum you probably are interested sending them to other countries ? I have never done that and I am not sure what papers one has to fill out ?
Haven't learned my way around this site and posted in the wrong place. I have learned something that might be useful to readers of this forum - I called my local county agricultural agent and was told that for shipping both within the US and internationally, I should call them with each address I'm shipping to and they will provide specific info. The agent said he works with an international plant seller all the time, helping him with the paper work.
Technically a phyto is required for all plants to Canada. The most important thing is the plant is free of soil. There are some restriction but mostly restrictions the other way. I can't send palm, bamboo, Japanese Pepper Trees, etc, etc to the US.
A while ago I asked a seller in "Classified Forum" if they ship to Canada. They replied they don't ship overseas. I'm wondering if they consider the Great Lakes - Seas.