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Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) was first found infesting ash trees in the Detroit, Michigan, area in the summer of 2002. Since that time, it has been detected in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and also in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
Emerald Ash Borer has not been found in Nebraska.
The Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, is native to Asia and is believed to have arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material sometime in the last 15+ years. The introduction of EAB to North America has resulted in the loss of millions of ash trees, in landscapes, nurseries, woodlots, and forests. Financial losses related to the removal and disposal of landscape trees, destruction of nursery stock, and damage to forests and woodlots, are estimated in the millions of dollars.
Think you have found EAB in Nebraska?
If you suspect you have found an EAB infestation in Nebraska, please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 402-471-2351 or the national EAB hotline at 866-322-4512.