Citrus Tristeza Virus-Infected Tree Removal
During the spring of 2013, all 12,000+ trees at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center were tested for citrus tristeza virus (CTV). This week, LREC staff treated and removed 36 CTV-infected trees. The CTV strains found at LREC have been mild, causing few if any symptoms in the trees. However, infected tree removal ensures the research plots are free of disease that could potentially affect the conclusions of the research.
Don Cleek with chainsaw removing a CTV-infected tree