Efforts to replace trees damaged or destroyed during a July wind storm in Quincy get a boost.

Ameren Illinois is contributing ten thousand dollars to help replace trees lost in Quincy during that July wind storm. Winds during the July 13 storm were measured in excess of 70 miles per hour. Over a thousand trees were damaged or destroyed throughout town.

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore says, "It was an incredible sight watching Ameren Illinois crews working in the July heat and working around all the debris to restore power for residents and business owners in Quincy. Ameren Illinois President Richard J. Mark says "This contribution will help the City of Quincy replace trees in its local parks as well as restore the canopy of trees that have historically lined and given Quincy streets their character for more than a century." The donation will assist in replacing around 30 trees lost due to the storm.

News of Ameren’s contribution came during a Wednesday press conference in Madison Park. The donation is through the Ameren Cares Program.

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