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Taking plants to Alaska
August 31, 2011
I am moving from California to Alaska, can I take live plants?
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Moving houseplants from New York to Florida
August 02, 2011
We are relocating to Florida from New York and would like to bring our houseplants with us. Are there any laws forbidding indoor plant transport into Florida???
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Is it legal to pick wildflowers from the roadside in NY?
July 10, 2011
Hi, Is it legal to pick most wildflowers from the roadside in upstate NY? Thanks!
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Possibility of transporting native seeds to Europe
February 03, 2011
Hi, Is it possible to bring seeds for North American plants and wildflowers from the USA to Europe? I live in Italy and have many Italian friends who want me to bring seeds from America the next time ...
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City tree ordinance information
January 10, 2010
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, I am writing to you in regards to city tree ordinances. I am a citizen of Grand Prairie, TX. and although the city is a Tree City, the city does not have a tree ordinance. T...
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Avoiding cutting field of wildflowers in Pearland, TX
October 24, 2008
How does one get a "wildflower pass" to avoid having to cut a GORGEOUS field of native flowers? Our church in Pearland has a couple of acres that we are required to keep cut, but it's currently aw...
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Regulations for transporting plants to Texas from Florida
July 29, 2008
We are relocating to TX from FL, I have a collection of potted palm trees and quite a few potted tropical plants (none are invasive)that I would like to bring with us, we will be traveling by car and ...
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Laws concerning picking wildflowers in Pennsylvania
May 20, 2008
What is the law (in Pennsylvania or Federal law) that makes it illegal to pick wildflowers and/or other native plants?
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Florida law on removing orange trees
March 24, 2007
I live in a co-op mobile home park with a board of directors that tell me that if I have to cut down my orange tree that Florida law says that I have to replace it with another orange tree. I say that...
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Sample city ordinances to incorporate into city code
February 13, 2007
I am looking for a source of sample city ordinances that will allow wildflowers such that we can incorporate it into our city code. My city is rural and per its master visionplan was originally publi...
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