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Omaha takes steps to prevent emerald ash borer

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 16:17:11-04

Omaha is taking steps to prevent the emerald ash borer. The larva from the beetle eventually kills trees though the disease has not made it to Nebraska yet.

The city is being proactive.

On Friday at Pulaski park in south Omaha, officials removed unhealthy and damaged trees, that is one of the ways to prevent the disease. The other is to put insecticides on healthy trees.

Trained arborists, a team of four new city workers will remove unhealthy trees. From parks, golf courses and on the public right away. So far, hundreds of ash trees have been removed.