Emerald ash borer found in Omaha

Emerald ash borer found in Omaha

This means most ash trees in the area will be dead within five to eight years if untreated.

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June 17, 2016
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The emerald ash borer, the tiny green beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees across the country, has been discovered in an Omaha park in Nebraska.

The discovery means most ash trees in the Omaha area will be dead within five to eight years unless they are treated.
 
It also means the ash borer is probably already in Lincoln, but it hasn’t yet been discovered.
 
The beetle found in Omaha was spotted Friday, June 10, during a demonstration at a news conference in Pulaski Park, where Mayor Jean Stothert announced she will budget $1 million a year beginning in 2017 to deal with the pending problem.
 
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