Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lack of spring leaf-out reveals Hurricane Ike's salty surge killed many trees; Galveston, TX; 4/15/09

Lack of leaves is not good for island's trees Daily News - Galveston County - TX,USA
Seven months after Hurricane Ike saturated their roots with salty storm surge, most of the island’s trees are still bare.The lack of new leaves is a bad sign, said Texas Forest Service experts, who had hoped the trees would have shown some signs of life by now.Next week, a team from the state agency will assess the trees on public property — many of which were planted after the 1900 Storm — and decide which ones should be replaced.But as 4-foot saplings take the place of 30-foot trees, it will be another 100 years before the island’s landscape looks like it did before the storm, experts say.

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