EAB Information for lawmakers
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.
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.
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.