In August, a sudden summer storm downed hundreds of trees across city parks. Central Park suffered a great deal of damage between 90th and 100th Streets, with tree canopies "simply wiped away" and animals confused.

The Central Park Conservancy, which maintains the park, had started an appeal for donations to help fund the clean-up, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. Today, JPMorgan Chase announced a $1 million donation to help restore the trees.