(Dec. 30) Two citrus canker quarantine areas around Orlando, Fla., were announced Dec. 23 by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson.

The quarantines measure 3 square miles in residential northeast Orlando and 6.5 square miles in residential southwest Orlando. The quarantines stem from canker discoveries in July and September. To date in the areas, about 1,200 citrus trees on 374 properties have been destroyed.

Similar quarantines in residential areas in west central Florida have worked and have been lifted after two years without new canker discoveries.

Other citrus canker quarantine areas are located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, Hendry, Manatee, De Soto and Highlands counties.