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Dallas parks lost an estimated 600 trees as a result of a powerful storm that passed through on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Many of the trees included red oaks, cedar elms, cottonwood, and pecan trees. The largest tree felled by the storm had more that 60 inches in girth. Director of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department Willis Winters indicated that replacement of trees should be based on caliper inches, or trunk diameter, of lost trees. The city estimates a loss of 15,600 caliper inches which is equivalent to 5,200 new trees at a cost of $1.25 million. The purpose of Dallas Parks Tree Re-Leaf Fund is to provide a repository for tree and tree grove irrigation donations.

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