In 2016, the emerald ash borer was discovered in Nebraska. Nine percent of the state's trees—44 million ash trees—will eventually be lost. However, through tree removals and replacement with diverse species, we can start the process of rebuilding our community forests. State senators are considering legislation that would lead Nebraska's response to EAB. Read more about that here.
Below is a short video from the Nebraska Forest Service which sums up what EAB will mean for our state.