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Winchester trees destroyed by 2012 storm replaced

Monday - 6/3/2013, 8:30am  ET

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) -- More than two-thirds of the trees destroyed by high winds in Winchester last summer have been replaced.

Three companies and numerous residents donated trees or money to replace the destroyed trees. The city lost about 90 trees during a severe windstorm in June 2012.

Two of the companies, Skyview Tree Experts of Augusta, W.Va., and Green Leaf Tree Services of Bloomery, W.Va., helped the city clean up after the storm. SkyView co-owner Shane Nickleson tells The Winchester Star (http://bit.ly/14nEiFa ) that his company's donation of 10 trees is a way to give back to the community.

Green Leaf Tree Services donated five trees. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative donated enough money to buy 12 replacement trees. Another 38 trees were bought and planted with contributions to the city's adopt-a-tree program.

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Information from: The Winchester Star, http://www.winchesterstar.com


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