Ginkgo trees for 9/11
Hoboken isn’t exactly a town known for its trees. In a town of 40,000 people crammed into one square mile of century-old tenement buildings directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, there isn’t much room for them. Yet the town planted 40 trees in its Pier A Park as a living memorial to those who died on 9/11.
These trees aren’t ordinary oaks or maples or London plane trees that already occupy Pier A. These trees are special—they’re Ginkgo bilobas.
“I thought the ginkgo was a special choice,” Lisa Frigand, resident and commission member for the Hoboken September 11th Memorial Fund, said. “It’s fabulous.”
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