Why Moving Companies Are Unable To Move Your Live Plants

As a professional moving company, we understand how important it is to assist you during your relocation process. However, there are certain limitations and items we are unable to transport. Amongst that short list includes: chemicals, weapons and ammunition, gasoline, propane tanks, and live plants. In this candid blog post, we’d like to share with you why we, as a moving company, cannot transport live plants and shed light on the challenges associated with their transportation.

Environmental Factors

At Skyline Moving Service, we prioritize the safe transportation of our customer’s belongings. Live plants, however, are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature, humidity, and light. Because of this, conditions inside our moving trucks may not be suitable for maintaining their well-being. We deeply care about the health of your plants, and we wouldn’t want to risk subjecting them to potential harm or even death during transit.

Legal and Regulatory Restrictions (Long Distance)

As much as we would love to accommodate your request to move your plants, there are legal and regulatory restrictions that we must adhere to. Moving live plants across state borders often requires permits and compliance with agricultural or plant protection agency regulations. These restrictions aim to prevent the spread of pests, diseases, and invasive species. By refraining from transporting them, we ensure that we comply with these regulations and prioritize environmental safety.

Alternative Options for Plant Transportation

Although we are unable to transport live plants, we want to assist you in exploring alternative options. You may consider self-transportation if you have the means or hiring specialized plant transportation services. Additionally, consulting local plant experts or nurseries can provide valuable guidance on properly preparing and packaging them for transportation. We are here to support you in finding the best solution for your beloved plants.