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Aug 21, 2010 4:16 PM by Chris Welty

Katrina-Destroyed Live Oaks Replaced

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group created to replant live oaks - and
extend their reach - along New Orleans' main streetcar line after
Hurricane Katrina says it has completed the work, with 250 trees
along St. Charles Ave.
Organizers say the $280,000 project - all from private donations
- included planting 130 trees between Lee Circle
wd Jackson Ave.,
where there had been few trees before the storm hit in 2005.
Attorney Frederic Theodore "Ted" Le Clercq organized the
drive.
Anne Macdonald, director of the City of New Orleans Parks and
Parkways, has been working to replant more than 8,000 trees damaged
or destroyed by Katrina's floods. She says the new live oaks
represent a new beginning for the city.

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