The state will start spraying citrus trees across a large section of Echo Park and Silver Lake next week as part of an effort to kill the Asian citrus psyllid that threatens the state’s valuable citrus crop. Insecticides will be sprayed on citrus trees and injected into the ground at selected properties beginning September 11, according to a notice distributed by the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture. Only residents who have received a pink-colored notice will have their trees treated, according to an employee with the department of agriculture. Residents whose trees will be sprayed will be notified in advance of the treatment program.
A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Grace E. Simons Lodge in Elysian Park to inform residents about the program.