Terre Haute To Get 100 Trees A Year After Severe Storms

The trees will be planted in the Collett Park neighborhood, which lost at least 60 trees in storms a year ago.

Chainsaw tree

Photo: Stan Jastrzebski

A Bloomington Street Department employee uses a chainsaw to chop up a tree following severe storms in May, 2011.

Trees Inc., a not-for-profit urban forest council has been awarded a ten thousand dollar Community and Urban Forestry grant from the Department of Natural Resources to replace trees in the Terre Haute community destroyed in last May’s storm.

The grant will cover the costs of about 100 trees and will help replenish trees that once lined the streets the historic Collett Park neighborhood, which was hit hardest by the storm.

“At least 60 mature trees came down in that area in that storm and that neighborhood has been hit previously by very bad storms so it’s an area that the city of Terre Haute and Trees Inc. wanted to target to help restore the tree canopy,” says Trees, Inc. President Barbara Brugnaux.

Sheryle Dell, the City of Terre Haute’s Urban Forester, says the move benefits well into the future.

“Were doing this for the future so that 20, 40 60 years from now that generations will have the same benefit we’re enjoying now,” she says.

The announcement was made on the anniversary of the storm. Planting is scheduled to begin in March.

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