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Ash trees to be treated for EAB at Mahoney SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – With the assistance of a trusted partner, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will begin treating ash trees at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park this month to minimize potential damage of the emerald ash borer (EAB). EAB was detected at Lakeside Campground in June 2018, with no further sightings at Mahoney or other state parks since then. To slow potential spread of the pest, Commission staff will begin treating trees with an approved pesticide. The pesticide has …

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EAB confirmed at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) on June 6 and has been confirmed by a state entomologist. Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) staff found EAB in a baited trap at the park’s Lakeside Campground. EAB is an invasive beetle native to Asia. It kills ash trees when its larvae feed on the inner bark, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Since first discovered in the United States …

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Park Visitors Asked to Restrict Firewood Movement

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking campers to restrict the movement of firewood to prevent the entry of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) into the state. EAB is a tree-killing beetle native to Asia. It can move from state to state in firewood. Emerald ash borer has become established near Creston, Iowa, just 60 miles from the Nebraska border. To date there are no confirmed reports of EAB migration into Nebraska. As in recent years, …

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Park Visitors Asked to Restrict Firewood Movement

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking campers to restrict the movement of firewood to prevent the entry of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) into the state. EAB is a tree-killing beetle native to Asia. It can move from state to state in firewood. EAB has become established near Creston, Iowa, just 60 miles from the Nebraska border. A Voluntary Firewood Exchange Program is in place at several state park areas to prevent the movement of …

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State Parks Offer Voluntary Firewood Restriction

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has initiated a voluntary firewood restriction, effective immediately, at all state parks and state recreation areas. This restriction is an effort to prevent the spread of the destructive emerald ash borer. The spread of the borer and other invasive pests can be prevented if park users acquire firewood within 50 miles of their park destination and burn all their wood, especially if brought from another state, rather than transporting to another …

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