As of 1st of December 2018, there will be a notification requirement for certain tree species and woody plant species imported directly from countries within the European Union. These are tree species within the genera of Castanea (Sweet Chestnut), Fraxinus (Ash), Pinus (Pine), Platanus (Plane), Prunus (e.g. Cherry, Plum, Laurel), Quercus (Oak) and Ulmus (Elm). As of the 28th of March 2019, Olea (Olive) has also been added to this list as it is an important host species for the bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa This requirement also applies to imports from Switzerland, but not to relevant plants grown in Great Britain.
Landings of plants for planting of the relevant genera must be notified to DAERA prior to or up to 4 days after landing in Northern Ireland using the form found below.
Please note this form is only able to be edited on a computer when opened through an internet browser.
When sending your completed form back to us, please enter ‘Import Notification Form’ into the subject line of your email, this will ensure processing in the shortest timeframe.