Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hurricane Ike leaves 11,000 dead trees with $700,000 removal cost in its wake; Galveston, TX; 4/27/09

11000 dead trees could cost $706000 Houston Chronicle - United States
Hurricane Ike may have killed an estimated 31,000 Galveston trees on private property and an additional 11,000 on the city right of way that will probably have to be removed for safety reasons, the Texas Forest Service said.
The Forest Service estimated the cost of removing the trees from the public right of way at $706,000, based on Federal Emergency Management Agency estimations.
Michael Merritt, Forest Service Bayou Region urban forestry coordinator, said most of the trees are either dead or dying and will probably need to be removed.

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