Saturday, 4 August 2012

Survivor Tree - Ground Zero

Visiting the  Ground Zero / 9-11 memorial was a very moving experience.  I had seen images of the infinity pools, but they were far more compelling in real life.

Several hundred oak trees have been planted and one Pear tree.  This is the survivor tree.  It was discovered as a 9 foot tall stump as the site was being cleaned up and transplanted to a city park for a few years in the hopes it would recover.  It came back remarkably well and has been returned to the memorial site.

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