Tell us: Is it ever OK to gather fruit from someone else's tree?

REDLANDS, CA - JANUARY 25: For months now, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has been waging war on the oriental fruit fly. To prevent the flies from spreading, the department now is preparing to remove fruit from trees on over 2,000 properties in the Redlands area of San Bernardino County. Fruit fly warning and quarantine sighs are posted at various locations on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 in Redlands, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
An orange tree hangs over a sidewalk in Redlands, Calif. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Unpicked fruit trees are maddeningly ubiquitous in Southern California's neighborhoods, especially when those juicy orbs are within easy reach of passersby.

So is it ever OK to help ourselves? Tell us what you think.

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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.