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Emerald Ash Borer Information

Tree experts advise that it is only a matter of time before the Emerald Ash Borer is detected in Nebraska.  The insect is a small, destructive beetle.  It has been detected in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri, but it has not yet been found in Nebraska.  Ash trees make up approximately 5.5 percent of the trees in City parks and right-of-ways.  While this is not a majority of the overall tree population, the City will likely lose some trees to the Emerald Ash Borer.


The City will be following the guidance of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Gage County Extension Office, and residents with ash trees are recommended to do the same.  At this time there are no plans for the City to apply chemical treatments in an effort to try and prevent the infestation.


 Who can I call if I think my tree has the Emerald Ash Borer?

  • Gage County Extension Office: (402) 223-1384
  • Nebraska Department of Agriculture:  (402) 471-2351  


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