Monuments damaged at Green-Wood Cemetery during Isaias, cleanup could take weeks

Green-Wood Cemetery says it’ll be several weeks before the mess of trees and branches that came down during Isaias are completely cleaned up.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2020, 11:17 PM

Updated 1,380 days ago

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Green-Wood Cemetery says it’ll be several weeks before the mess of trees and branches that came down during Isaias are completely cleaned up. 
Sara Evans is a manager that oversees the care of the plants and trees at the Green-Wood Cemetery. She says the destruction left in the wake of Isaias is expensive. 
“The estimated cost of cleanup just for our trees is going to be in the mid-tens of thousands of dollars,” said Evans. 
She says monuments were also damaged and that it is too soon to tell how many might have been buried under all the debris. 
Evans tells News 12 that it is important now more than ever that the grounds are accessible. 
“We have seen visitorship increase almost a thousandfold during the pandemic. People just seeking relief in a safe outdoor space,” said Evans. 
Evans says the cemetery will do whatever it takes to clean it all up. She says it could take up to six weeks. 
The cemetery is also asking for donations to help restore the grounds.
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