GREENCASTLE, Pa. - After a two-year absence, trees will soon return to a three-block stretch of South Washington Street from Baltimore Street to the VFW home.
A fierce storm in the summer of 1996 knocked down more than a dozen stately trees on both sides of the street.
Authorities attributed the destruction to wind shear.
"The trees took power, cable and telephone lines down with them," said Nate Bacon, chairman of the Greencastle Tree Commission.
The commission has secured a $1,600 matching grant from the Pennsylvania Urban Forestry Council, Bacon said. The borough will put up a match of either cash or in-kind services, he said.
That could include borough crews tearing out the stumps of the downed trees and digging holes for the new ones, he said.