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Trees Helping 9/11 Memorial To Take Shape

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The northern reflecting pool is seen under construction at the 9/11 Memorial - New York, NY - Aug 25, 2010 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

The northern reflecting pool is seen under construction at the 9/11 Memorial – New York, NY – Aug 25, 2010 – Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - An army of construction workers has been installing steel and pouring concrete at the site of the 9/11 memorial.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

Now, the site will be coming to life as the first trees are being prepped for their trip to Ground Zero.

9/11 memorial vice president Lynn Rasic gave WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell the details on the tribute.

“They’ve already brought in the soil,” she said. “And they’re actually creating the tree pits that will contain each tree.”
Trees for the 9/11 Memorial Plaza are seen in New Jersey - File / Photo: National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Trees for the 9/11 Memorial Plaza are seen in New Jersey - File / Photo: National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The first of the swamp white oaks will be loaded up Friday at a central New Jersey nursery and moved into place over the weekend.

The memorial has already taken shape with the two one-acre reflecting pools fully formed.

The plaza should be completed by 9/11 of 2011.

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