The toll for trees lost in Tuesday's sudden thunderstorm now stands at 500, at least. The NY Times watched the Parks Department's "arboreal trauma team [fan] out through the hardest-hit sections of Central Park and Riverside Park, mapping the devastation for hard decisions ahead"—as in, whether trees will have to be taken down. Several hundred trees were downed in Central Park; "Riverside Park lost 65, Randalls Island lost 35, Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, 3." Trees planted decades ago—Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said two buckeyes, damaged from the store, were probably from the 1920s or 1930s, "but we won’t know until the ring count"—are lost and are being mulched. The Parks Department replace them soon and Benepe said, "Our grandchildren will get to see them."