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Old 05-10-2007, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Default Moving to Florida - Bringing Plants?

I will be moving to Southern Florida within the next month or two. I have heard that you can't bring house plants with you? Is that true if so how do they know you bring them. Is there a link that explains why?

The couple that I have are more sentimental to me two are my grandmothers who passed away several years ago. Two other ones are from other people that have passed away and I would hate to lose the plants since I have had them for so long.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:01 PM
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Location: ~Palm Coast, Florida~
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This is a very interesting thread! I am now wondering the same thing? I have one spider plant that I was planning on bringing with me too, it was my grandmothers who died many years ago also.
I hope someone can tell us if we are allowed to bring them?

Jen
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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It is probably the moving company that is not allowing. Most moving companies will not transfer guns, ammo, lose change [like in piggie banks], money of any sort, pesticide, flammable liquids or plants.

An individual can bring a plant into Florida
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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When trucks enter Florida they have to go through an agricultural inspection station, with the idea of preventing the introduction of disease and pests. If you transport the plant yourself, you don't have to drive through.

If you need more info, here's where you can find it. http://www.fl-aglaw.com/
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Thanks for your quick response.

So if we are driving a uhaul truck down does it still have to go through the inspection?

Here is a link that I found regarding the houseplants from the above link:

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/plan...g_summary.html

I am not sure on how to make it so you just have to click on it but you can copy and paste it.
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:00 PM
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Location: ~Palm Coast, Florida~
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Thats good news!
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Pasco County
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Thanks for your quick response.

So if we are driving a uhaul truck down does it still have to go through the inspection?

Here is a link that I found regarding the houseplants from the above link:

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/plan...g_summary.html

I am not sure on how to make it so you just have to click on it but you can copy and paste it.

I just drove a Uhaul into Florida yesterday and I had to stop. I didn't stop at any scales on the way down as I had a 17' truck. At the agricultural inspection station, the sign says that rental trucks and trailers must stop.
It was quick but I had no plants or anything like that.
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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Default Plants

My neighbor was moving out of Fl. and the movers wouldn't let her put bleach/ammonia on the truck, and she had several plants that they wouldn't let on.......propane of course didn't go. But they did take her fathers rifles
all ten of them. Go figure!
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The whole ag inspection system is a little nuts. I once asked a state trooper at a Florida Welcome Station about having to stop with a passenger van and cargo trailer. The response was "I don't know." Subsequent questioning elicited "If you don't have any ag. materials, and you've been waved through before, don't stop. If someone pulls you over, explain." Other opinions from different people have been that people travelling east to west are more likely to get stopped, that the illegal migrants try to load up with oranges and move them to sell them, and other odd reponses.

In the past, I've pulled into the stations with a UHaul and been somewhat angrily waved on, with the clear indication "get out of my sight." I've pulled in with van and cargo trailer at a small station, where the inspector looked up from the magazine, smiled, and waved me on.

I'm just reporting my experiences and a known fact or two. I make no judgement on what is correct or lawful.

The whole system did not prevent citrus canker from entering the state via sea freight docked in Miami, but it does keep a bunch of people employed.
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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My sister in law who was driving a F250 brought her African violets with her.

The times I have driven, I was pulling a Uhaul trailor behind my Expodition, or just driving my truck, I never had to stop.

I remember driving into California however and where we drove in they stopped every car, it was a mess. They asked about foods, pets and plants...you can't take ferrets into California or at least you couldn't back then...
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