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Posted on: May 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Help Save Brea's Citrus Trees

The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently detected Huanglongbing (HLB), an incurable plant disease, in citrus trees in several nearby residential areas, which puts Brea's backyard citrus trees at risk.

Portions of several nearby cities are under quarantine, which means citrus plants can not be sold within the area, and citrus plants or cuttings shouldn’t leave the quarantine area.
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. The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program recommends the following actions:

• Do not transport citrus trees out of your local area.
• Only purchase citrus trees from local, reputable nurseries, and never bring citrus trees or plant cuttings into California from other states or countries.
• Cooperate with agriculture officials working throughout the state to stop the pest and disease.
• Inspect citrus trees regularly for signs of the Asian citrus psyllid and HLB. Report symptoms by calling 800-491-1899 and requesting a free inspection by trained agriculture officials.

Visit CaliforniaCitrusThreat.org for more information and photos of the pest and disease. Everyone must work together to help save our community’s citrus.
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