Bloomberg Replants Tree Damaged On 9/11 At WTC

NEW YORK (AP / 1010 WINS / WCBS 880) — A tree at the World Trade Center site that was badly damaged nine years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks has been nursed back to health and replanted.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, other city officials and 9/11 survivors replanted the Callery Pear tree Wednesday at the Sept. 11 Memorial Plaza. Bloomberg says the tree symbolizes the city and country’s resilience.

The tree was planted at the trade center complex in the 1970s. It was discovered in the rubble in October 2001 with snapped roots and a blackened trunk.

The tree measured about eight feet high when it was taken to a Parks Department nursery in the Bronx to be cared for. It now stands about 30 feet high.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • guru

    how can the tree only have grown 8ft from 1970 to 2001, and then grow 22ft from 2001 to 2010??

  • Screen Name

    Thanks CBS for not mentioning the people or organizations who did the work in rescuing the tree and tended it to it over the past 9 years so it could be replanted today. Just blame Mayor McCheese if you don’t know who to give the credit to.

  • aldous huxley

    Michael, please. Stop trying to be something you are not. You are not a good human being. Stop pretending. You are not the benevolent dictator of NYC that you are trying to portray. You are a member of the power elite. You believe in population reduction. Elimination of the middle class.

  • James Valler

    He’s a busy person.

  • Kyle Harris

    He just takes the credit for the people at the Parks Department’s work. It’s just another photo op for him and nothing more.

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