There are few symbols of life more powerful than a tree. It’s no wonder then that we are honored to manage the health and care of the 396 Swamp White Oak trees that stand strong at the 9/11 Memorial.
BARTLETT ARBORISTS regularly prune the trees at Memorial Plaza to ensure clear sight lines for security cameras. This requires clearance to a height of eleven feet.
Even before they arrived at the Memorial, we cared for the trees at our special New Jersey holding facility. To ensure success, we assigned this project to our South Plainfield, NJ team of Arborists, who provided a full spectrum of care with a zero tolerance for mortality or injury. This involved:
Every detail of the special 396 trees now living at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is managed by our Elmsford office. That includes:
A single Callery Pear tree was discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center in 2001. Known today as the "Survivor Tree" it has been nurtured with the greatest of care, creating over 400 new saplings from it seeds. This remarkable tree and all of its saplings are proudly cared for by Bartlett Tree Experts. The saplings are tended and stored at the John Bowne Agricultural High School in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., with whom we have a long partnership teaching students about arboriculture.
We feel there’s great significance in memorializing 9/11, and we feel we’re able to add to this living monument which, if handled properly, can go on in perpetuity. It means a tremendous amount to all of us.