Lots of time needed to mail Christmas trees - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Lots of time needed to mail Christmas trees

Posted:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas if you're thinking about mailing a tree overseas.

   The state is urging people hoping to send a real Wisconsin Christmas tree to people serving overseas to get started soon because of all the paperwork required.

   There are a number of other steps to be taken before the tree can be sent, including obtaining copies of a plant health certificate from the grower and completing a so-called phyto certificate required by the state.

   The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will reduce the normal fee from $50 to $6 for trees being mailed to active duty military family members overseas.

   The department has a list of more than 400 licensed Christmas tree growers on its website.

   ------

   DATCP tree growers: http://datcp.wi.gov/Plants/Christmas--Trees/index.aspx

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.