New York, NY (March 9, 2007)- Some of the trees for the six-acre World Trade Center memorial grove have already been selected by project leaders. Approximately 300 sweetgums are growing at a nursery in Eastport, New York and should be 30-35 feet tall when transplanted to their new home in 2009.
The USDA Forest Service is lending technical advice and has helped with funding from its Living Memorials Project. The trees will serve as living symbols of resolve and renewal in the wake of the enormous tragedy.
New York State Urban and Community Forestry Council
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation