The city of Quincy has officially begun the process of replacing the hundreds of trees destroyed in the storm that struck the city in July.

In a press conference Thursday morning, Mayor Kyle Moore along with officials with Trees for Tomorrow and the Quincy Park District announced that $30,000 has been donated so far to help with the replanting.

Estimates are that some 355 trees were lost in the city’s parks, with another 350 trees destroyed along the city’s rights of way.

The initial money raised will pay for the first 109 trees in the replanting.

Depending on the species, the replanting will begin this fall and continue into next spring.