This week marks the 18th anniversary of 9/11. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens invites people to gather at the “Survivor Tree” 9/11 archway to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
According to the Bartlett, The “Survivor Tree” is a Bradford callery pear (Pyrus calleriana ‘Bradford’). It was found alive in the rubble in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Students from John Bowne High School in Flushing, Queens, took cuttings from the tree. 14 of them were planted in a memorial archway on the Arboretum property. The 16 foot x 12 foot x 8 foot archway is made of metal and bamboo, over which the 14 World Trade Center “Survivor Tree” offspring trees were trained to create a canopy tunnel.
There is also a 9/11 memorial at Fire Station #5 on Washington Boulevard in Stamford. It’s an 8 foot tall replica of the World Trade Center Towers. Next them is a Remembrance Board with the names and photos of all the firefighters who lost their lives that day.
Information & Photo c/o The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens