“They (homeowners) have as much at stake as we do,” he says. “Their trees can die just as easily from HLB as commercial trees can. They have to be cognizant of the threat they are posing.”
Although HLB is endemic in Florida and has caused that state’s citrus industry billions of dollars of losses, only one case – in a residential tree in Hacienda Heights near Los Angeles – has been confirmed in California.
For more information about Asian citrus psyllid and HLB in California, visit CDFA.