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Ramapo superintendent of highways, Anthony Sharan, 64, of (Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Ramapo superintendent of highways, Anthony Sharan, 64, of Chestnut Ridge, looks on as mulch is collected at the Saddle River Pool. An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the park. (Dec. 11, 2012)

FEMA helps Rockland with trees

A FEMA-funded state program is helping Rockland County to clear trees that fell during superstorm Sandy and send them through wood chippers at the Saddle River Pool in Airmont. Many of these fallen trees are a result of the high winds from Hurricane Sandy in the Hudson Valley.

Ramapo superintendent of highways, Anthony Sharan, 64, of
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Ramapo superintendent of highways, Anthony Sharan, 64, of Chestnut Ridge, looks on as mulch is collected at the Saddle River Pool. An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the park. (Dec. 11, 2012)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the Saddle River Pool in Ramapo. (Dec. 11, 2012)

Ramapo Parks Department groundkeeper, Michael Lomelino, 42, of
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Ramapo Parks Department groundkeeper, Michael Lomelino, 42, of Tuxedo, examines trees that have been collected at the Saddle River Pool in Ramapo. An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the park. (Dec. 11, 2012)

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Ramapo superintendent of highways, Anthony Sharan, 64, of
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Ramapo superintendent of highways, Anthony Sharan, 64, of Chestnut Ridge, and general foreman, Edward O'Carroll, 60, of Ramapo look on as timber is collected at the Saddle River Pool. An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the park. (Dec. 11, 2012)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the Saddle River Pool in Ramapo. (Dec. 11, 2012)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the Saddle River Pool in Ramapo. (Dec. 11, 2012)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

An excess of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy are being recycled into mulch at the Saddle River Pool in Ramapo. (Dec. 11, 2012)

A fallen tree severely damaged an attached garage
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

A fallen tree severely damaged an attached garage on a house located at 67 College Rd. near the intersection of Mountain Avenue in Ramapo. (Nov. 1, 2012)

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A barn in Bedford was crushed by a
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

A barn in Bedford was crushed by a downed tree during Hurricane Sandy. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Mark Lisi, who lives on Larch Road, called
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mark Lisi, who lives on Larch Road, called this fallen tree the last larch tree left on the street in Briarcliff Manor. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A downed tree on power lines on Sycamore
(Credit: Faye Murman)

A downed tree on power lines on Sycamore ave off of E Lincoln ave in Mount Vernon. More than half of the city remains without power. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A tree fell onto a house at 60
(Credit: Betty Ming Liu)

A tree fell onto a house at 60 Florence Ave. in Dobbs Ferry. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree fell onto a house at 60

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A tree lays fallen on a home in
(Credit: Sarah Armaghan)

A tree lays fallen on a home in Nyack. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A fallen tree in front of 40 Barker
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A fallen tree in front of 40 Barker Avenue in downtown White Plains is photographed, the morning after the worst effects from Sandy were felt. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree fell on a property located at
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

A tree fell on a property located at 212 South Broadway in Nyack during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Leaves and branches cover a road in New
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Leaves and branches cover a road in New Rochelle after high winds from Hurricane Sandy did extensive damage to throughout the Hudson Valley. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Croft Terrace
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Croft Terrace in New Rochelle. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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Storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Croft Terrace
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Croft Terrace in New Rochelle. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Parks in Mamaroneck sustained damage from winds during
(Credit: Chris Ware)

Parks in Mamaroneck sustained damage from winds during the evening from Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

All four members of the Collazuol family and
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

All four members of the Collazuol family and their cocker spaniel escaped injury when a 100-year-old oak tree fell on their home located at 3 Tappan Zee Terrace in South Nyack during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree has fallen on a car outside
(Credit: Nik Bonopartis)

A tree has fallen on a car outside a home on Sunnyside Lane in Harrison. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A fallen tree closed Maple Hill Drive in
(Credit: Christian Wade)

A fallen tree closed Maple Hill Drive in Mamaroneck. (Oct. 29, 2012)

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A tree lies across Croft Terrace in New
(Credit: Faye Murman)

A tree lies across Croft Terrace in New Rochelle after high winds from Hurricane Sandy did extensive damage to throughout the Hudson Valley. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree lies across Bryant Ave in White
(Credit: Faye Murman)

A tree lies across Bryant Ave in White Plains after high winds from Hurricane Sandy did extensive damage to throughout the Hudson Valley. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A fallen tree on a home on Orchard
(Credit: Maria Goff)

A fallen tree on a home on Orchard Road in North Salem. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A fallen tree in Hastings was downed by
(Credit: Betty Ming Liu)

A fallen tree in Hastings was downed by Hurricane Sandy's winds. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Sang Lee, 44, of Dobbs Ferry uses his
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Sang Lee, 44, of Dobbs Ferry uses his grill to set a tree on fire that fell in front of his home in order to make it easier to cut with his crosscut saw. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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Ann Collazuol watches a crew remove a 100-year-old
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Ann Collazuol watches a crew remove a 100-year-old oak tree that fell on her home located at 3 Tappan Zee Terrace in South Nyack during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree fell on a property located at
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

A tree fell on a property located at 212 South Broadway in Nyack during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A crew from Hudson Valley Landscape and Tree
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

A crew from Hudson Valley Landscape and Tree Service removes a 100-year-old tree that fell on the Collazuol family home at 3 Tappan Zee Terrace in South Nyack during Hurricane Sandy. Tree removal companies from around the country have made big money removing trees that fell after Hurricane Sandy passed through the Northeast on October 29. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A fallen tree closes Orangeburg Road in Pearl
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

A fallen tree closes Orangeburg Road in Pearl River near the intersection of Sickletown Road in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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