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What You Can Do: How to Protect Your Trees

What You Can Do

The Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing could be a death sentence for California citrus trees – but with support from California residents, we can save the citrus trees that we all know and love.

What can you do to protect California citrus trees from this threat?

  • Do not move citrus plants, plant material or fruit in or out of a quarantine area or across state or international borders.

  • Plant trees from reputable, licensed California nurseries.

  • Inspect trees for the Asian citrus psyllid and HLB monthly, and whenever watering, spraying, pruning or tending trees.

  • Dry or double bag plant clippings prior to disposal.

  • As part of your tree care, visit your local nursery or garden center to get advice on products that can help protect your citrus.

  • Use only registered budwood that comes with source documentation.

Have you found the Asian citrus psyllid
or Huanglongbing?

If you think you have found the Asian citrus psyllid or HLB symptoms on your tree, ACT FAST! Time is critical. Contact local agricultural authorities or talk to the experts at your local nursery or garden center.

Who should I talk to about protecting my tree?

Contact your local nursery or garden center for information about products that can help protect your tree from the Asian citrus psyllid or contact your county Agricultural Commissioner to learn more about how to protect your trees and your community’s citrus. You can also call the California Department of Food and Agriculture hotline to report the insect or disease and get more information: 1-800-491-1899.

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Or call the California Department of Food and Agriculture hotline at 800/491-1899

 
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