It is illegal under Arizona State law to move or transport any saguaro cactus from public or private land without a permit. The Arizona Department of Agriculture is the regulatory agency. If you see any suspicious plant moving, please call the AZ Dept. of Agriculture in Tucson at 628-6315.
Click here to download a copy of the permit application to remove or transport a protected native plant. (pdf)
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Visit the Arizona Department of Agriculture for more information.