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Major milestone: group replanting 30,000th tree lost in October storm

Posted at 5:58 AM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 06:51:19-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The October storm ravaged Western New York more than 12-years-ago.

The snow from the October storm of 2006 weighted down trees that still had leaves.

Nearly 60-thousand trees fell during the storm. Branches and heavy tree limbs fell and blocked many roadways. Power was cut to hundreds of thousands of Western New Yorkers.

But 13 years later, almost all of the trees have been replaced thanks to thousands of volunteers who have quite literally re-treed the area.

Paul Maurer is the chairman of the group Re-tree that has been working tirelessly to plant trees lost during the storm.

Today they will plant their 30-thousandth tree at Canalside.