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MEDIA ADVISORY - FIRST TREES FOR 9/11 MEMORIAL TO BE PLANTED AT WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE

Date: Aug 27, 2010
Press Release Number: 56-2010

About a Dozen Trees for the Memorial Plaza Are Expected to be Installed

What: 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni will oversee the planting of the first trees for the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site.

At least a dozen Swamp White Oak trees will be planted on the western side of the site in between the Memorial Pools. The trees currently average 30 feet in height and have a branch spread of 12 feet. They were chosen from areas within a 500-mile radius of the WTC site, as well as from New York, Pennsylvania and near Washington D.C. – to symbolize the locations directly impacted by the 9/11 attacks.

The trees have been growing at the Millstone Township, NJ, nursery since 2007. Houston-based Environmental Design is coordinating the tree move from the nursery and planting at the World Trade Center for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Where: World Trade Center site
Gate 3C at Liberty and Greenwich Streets

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2010. (Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. to get hard hat and safety vests required to enter the site). Press credentials required.

RSVP/Contact: RSVP for the event by 3 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2010 to Jen Friedberg of the Port Authority at 212-435-7777, Michael Frazier at mfrazier@sept11mm.org or 212-312-8808, or Lynn Rasic at lrasic@sept11mm.org or 212-312-8814.

Please Note: There are strict clothing guidelines for accessing the World Trade Center site. No tennis shoes, open-toe shoes, heels, dresses, shorts or skirts are permitted. Long pants, boots or work shoes are required.