An Abandoned OrchardAbandoned Orchards

Through this program, counties can sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ISDA to control and prevent the spread of orchard pests. The county first creates an ordinance and an Orchard Review Board to investigate claims of unkempt orchards. Next, steps are initiated to help the owner either control the orchard pests or have a contractor remove the orchard.

Orchard Review Boards exist in Canyon, Gem, Payette and Washington counties (See Other Resources at left).