9/11 memorial trees

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

A swamp white oak tree being lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, August of 2010. Photo: Joe Woolhead. A swamp white oak tree being lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, August of 2010. Photo: Joe Woolhead.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

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 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.  Read more »

The First of 400 Oak Trees Will Be Planted at the Memorial This Summer

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 »

Video of trees picked to create forest at 9/11 memorial

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 »