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A Modern-Day Plague Is Invading Nebraska And It’s Decimating Thousands

There’s a plague spreading across the US, and it’s causing unimaginable amounts of death and destruction every step of the way. But this isn’t a human disease; it’s an insidious pest that could destroy up to 10 percent of the trees in Nebraska – around 4.4 million trees.

While you can’t kill the emerald ash borers, there are some treatments that can be applied to trees within a 15-mile radius of a confirmed infestation site. The treatment isn’t guaranteed to save the trees, but for very old or valuable ash trees it could give them a fighting chance. One of the best ways you can help control the EAB spread is to avoid transporting firewood; when you go camping, buy or gather your wood at your destination rather than bringing it with you.

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.