Never Forget: 9/11

Three Trees
First Responders  | Survivors  |  The Arts

September 11, 2021

Free and open the public, visit the trees in a self guided stroll to honor the bravery of the thousands of First Responders, Survivors and The Arts.

The Survivor Tree seedling program was launched on September 11, 2013, by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in partnership with Bartlett Tree Experts, of Stamford, Conn., and John Bowne High School in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens.”

The Hurleyville Arts Centre has the honor of  receiving 3 Callery Pear Survivor saplings planted in Hurleyville NY.

The three survivor trees…

• Commemorate  the day all of our lives were forever changed Sept.11, 2001.
• Honor the bravery of the thousands of First Responders.
• Stand as a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth through community, courageous actions and the Arts.

Why the Arts?

Art creates shared experiences and unites the global to the local.  Whether through joy and wonder or conversation and disbelief Art has the unifying power to ignite action and friendship.

“A Callery pear tree became known as the “Survivor Tree” after enduring the September 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center. In October 2001, the tree was discovered at Ground Zero severely damaged, with snapped roots and burned and broken branches. The tree was removed from the rubble and placed in the care of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. After its recovery and rehabilitation, the tree was returned to the Memorial in 2010. New, smooth limbs extended from the gnarled stumps, creating a visible demarcation between the tree’s past and present. Today, the tree stands as a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth.