Monday, May 4, 2009

Half of city's 21,000 street trees scheduled for removal in wake of Ike; Galveston, TX; 4/30/09

More than 10000 Galveston trees could come down due to Hurricane ...Family Badge - USA
Preliminary results from a Texas Forest Service assessment of storm-damaged trees in Galveston show that roughly half of the island's trees may need to be removed.
An estimated 10,840 of the 21,874 trees in the city's public right of way were determined to have less than 50 percent of their leaves, meaning they are dead or likely to die. The cost to remove eligible trees that are larger than six inches in diameter is expected to be upwards of $706,180.
Another 3,254 smaller trees also may have to be removed, as well as more than 31,000 private trees. Removal costs for those trees are not included in the cost estimate.

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