Map shows quarantine area for citrus disease in Hacienda Heights

State officials have released a map of the area under quarantine for a deadly and incurable citrus disease discovered in Hacienda Heights last week.

Huanglongbing causes citrus trees to produce shrunken, bitter fruit, and the yellowing of leaves and shoots. It will kill a healthy tree within a few years of infection.

It can be spread through insects or by grafting infected tissue onto a healthy tree.

In order to keep the disease contained, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has put in place a 93-square mile quarantine stretching from Baldwin Park and West Covina in the north, to La Habra in the south, to El Monte in the west and Walnut in the east.

The quarantine prohibits the removal of any citrus fruit from the property on which it is grown unless it is cleaned and commercially packed. Fruit may be processed and/or consumed on the premises.

Find the map at QUARANTINE.

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