EAB Information for lawmakers

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Current legislation

Ash trees can be treated, removed or replaced, but they can’t be ignored. Nebraska Forest Service inventories estimate that communities will need to commit more than $275 million to protect themselves from infested, publicly-owned ash trees.

lb 71: Tree recovery act

Statewide Response Plan

The Nebraska Emerald Ash Borer Working Group was formed in 2006 to develop a response plan to reduce the likelihood of an EAB introduction and to find, contain, delimit, and minimize the impact of EAB if it is introduced into the state.

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EAB quarantine 

The transportation, handling, and disposal of ash and other hardwood forest products will be subject to increased regulations and monitoring once an infestation has been located.

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