Survivor Tree

Survivor Tree (HM2HCQ)

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N 40° 42.686', W 74° 0.817'

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This Callery pear tree stands distant from the hundreds of swamp white oak trees on the Memorial. It was discovered amidst the wreckage of the 9/11 attacks, its bark charred from fires at the site and many of its limbs reduced to stumps. Yet somehow, the tree, still bearing leaves, showed signs of life.
Recovery workers transported the tree to a nursery in the Bronx to be cared for by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. With careful tending, the stumps of burned and gnarled bark gave growth to longer and smoother branches. Replanted at the 9/11 Memorial in December 2010, this Survivor Tree bursts into magnificent blossom each spring, embodying a living symbol of resilience.
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Date Added Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583317 N 4507192
Decimal Degrees40.71143333, -74.01361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.686', W 74° 0.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 41.16" N, 74° 0' 49.02" W
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