April 5, 2012
CDFA News Advisory:
HLB-INFECTED CITRUS TREE REMOVED FROM HACIENDA HEIGHTS YARD
Following the recent detection of the citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB) in a citrus tree in at a private residence in the Hacienda Heights area, agricultural officials have removed the tree and are transporting it to a California Department of Food and Agriculture lab for analysis and safe disposal. High-resolution photographs of the tree, including symptomatic (blotchy) leaves, are available from CDFA. The images may aid residents in the identification of other symptomatic trees in the area, which can be reported by calling the CDFA Pest Hotline at 1-800-491-1899. If you would like copies of these photographs, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For background on the detection of the disease and the resulting quarantine, please see these press releases: