No. 10: Emerald ash borer arrives in Lincoln
The emerald ash borer officially arrived in Lincoln in August, when the Nebraska Department of Agriculture announced the tree-destroying insect was found in a trap northwest of Pioneers Park. Though the city has been planning and spending money in anticipation of the emerald ash borer’s arrival in Lincoln for years, the confirmation makes the future devastation real. Lincoln will lose almost all of its ash trees over the next decade.