Thursday, April 23, 2009

Officials relunctant to declare trees dead - hoping against hope for recovery after storm; Galveston, TX; 4/23/09

Experts take stock of isle tree damage Galveston County Daily News - Galveston,TX,USA
Wednesday, volunteers from the Texas Master Gardener Association joined Texas Forest Service experts to assess the island’s trees, many of which have been leafless since Hurricane Ike covered 75 percent of the island with salty storm surge Sept. 13.The teams are not labeling any tree dead or alive, Merritt said emphatically.But the assessment of the trees on public property will be used to help the city figure out how much debris it will have to dispose of when officials decide it’s time to start cutting the dead trees down.

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