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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Invasive Pest Impacting Citrus Trees

A pest called the Asian citrus psyllid feeds on citrus tree leaves and can spread HLB.  HLB is not harmful to humans or animals, but it kills citrus trees. There is no cure for the disease and once infected, trees must be removed to prevent the disease from spreading in the community.  While researchers are looking for a cure to HLB, right now the best way to protect against the disease is to stop the pest that can infect citrus trees.   We must work together to save our community’s backyard citrus trees.    Homeowners can prevent the spread of the pest and disease by not moving homegrown citrus fruit off of their property.  Agriculture officials are visiting homes with citrus trees to look for a dangerous citrus tree pest and plant disease.  It’s important that we work with these officials to help save our community’s citrus trees.  Portions of San Marino are under quarantine, which means citrus plants can’t be sold within the area, and citrus plants or plant cuttings shouldn’t leave the quarantine area.


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