“Survivor Tree” Planted at 9/11 Memorial
December 22, 2010
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City officials and 9/11 survivors planted the “Survivor Tree” at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, marking its homecoming to the World Trade Center site.
“The presence of the Survivor Tree on the Memorial Plaza will symbolize New York City's and this nation's resilience after the attacks,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Like the thousands of courageous stories of survival that arose from the ashes of the World Trade Center, the story of this tree also will live on and inspire many.”
In October 2001, the tree with lifeless limbs, snapped roots and blackened trunk was discovered and freed from the piles of smoldering rubble in the plaza of the World Trade Center.