Nebraska Residents Encouraged To Buy Local Firewood

Nebraska residents who use firewood are being asked to buy locally harvested wood to keep plant diseases and insects from spreading.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture says plant pests can travel through firewood, and could the state's trees. State officials are trying to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive beetle species, and Thousand Cankers Disease, which threatens some walnut trees.

Nebraska state entomologist Julie Van Meter says the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 175411761 -
Gray Television, Inc.