A swamp white oak tree being lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, August of 2010. Photo: Joe Woolhead.
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Plant life grows as scheduled plantings of swamp white oak trees continue on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Amy Dreher photo)
Plant life grows naturally in soil on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial, which opens in September.
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The first of what will become a grove of nearly 400 trees on the Memorial Plaza, will arrive this summer at the World Trade Center site. Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, today announced this upcoming milestone. Read more »
Hundreds of trees will grow at the World Trade Center site, formerly known as ground zero.About 400 swamp white oak and sweetgum trees will stretch out above the 9/11 Memorial's plaza, creating a rustling canopy of leaves. The trees were harvested within a 500-mile radius of the WTC site, including Pennsylvania and near Washington D.C., areas that were targeted on 9/11. Read more »