Abandoned or Uncared For Groves
Unwanted, abandoned or uncared for citrus trees must be removed to prevent the Asian citrus psyllid from feeding on the trees’ leaves and spreading Huanglongbing (HLB).
Citrus grove owners of smaller properties who would like to remove their citrus trees can contact California Citrus Mutual to learn about a free tree removal program offered to small citrus growers with uncared for citrus trees. Additionally, some counties offer assistance for removal of abandoned citrus groves. Contact your county agricultural commissioner to learn about options in your area.
Members of the citrus industry should report suspected abandoned groves in their community to the local agricultural commissioner and grower liaison.