Trespassing in Almond Orchards May Be Disruptive

Posted at 5:57 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 14:05:30-05

Almond trees are in full bloom here in the San Joaquin Valley, which is a great news for Almond growers, but may also cause problems with unwanted visitors. 

Many photo buffs flock to Kern County's almond orchards to take advantage of the beautiful views, but also may be causing problems for the growers. Today, 23ABC's Meteorologist Mike Boyce spoke with a local grower, who says this is the most critical time of year for their crop. The bloom period is typically between 2-3 weeks, and if the blossoms are disrupted during this time, this can decrease the yield the final harvest.

Growers ask us to ensure people are aware they are trespassing by entering orchards without permission, and should contact the landowners ahead of time if anybody plans to utilize the orchards for photography interests.

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