AUGUSTA — Maine officials want to remind businesses that are shipping Christmas trees or wreaths for the holiday season about out-of-state-regulations to prevent delays.

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says decorative-plant shippers must remember regulations enforced by other states regarding the movement of plants and forest products.

The department says to make sure out-of-state orders don’t have insect damage on the needles. It also recommends clearly labeling the shipment with “Grown in Maine” and the county, name and address of the shipper.

It says not following this advice can result in shipments being delayed or destroyed.