sweetgum trees

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 »