Burn it where you buy it is battle cry against Emerald Ash Borer

LINCOLN — Since the discovery of the emerald ash borer in 2016, additional finds of the metallic green invader were limited in Nebraska. This was until the recent detection at Mahoney State Park outside of Omaha. What is significant about this sighting isn’t so much as where, but how it ended up in the park.

Mahoney is a quick exit off Interstate 80 between Omaha and Lincoln. This makes it a popular camping spot for Nebraskans and out-of-state visitors, too. That is also what made the recreational hotspot a prime target for an introduction—unsuspecting campers bringing their own firewood.

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