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March 21, 2006

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.”

Read full article here.


At 4/15/2006, Blogger Scubadogbones said...

Cor, that's a wonderful choice for a living monument to remember those lives affected by those tragic events on that horrific day.

The fifth anniversary of the attacks will be this coming September. Instead of seeing the political parties jockeying for position in this election year, I'd like to see them name the Ginkgo Tree, the Official "Tree of Rememberence" for September 11th - and get Towns, Villages, Cities to sponsor Ginkgo autumn tree plantings to remember that day.

May God Bless all those who were affected that day.



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