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Tree That Survived 9/11 Attack Is Replanted At Ground Zero

A remarkable story:

"A modest-looking tree that survived the collapse of the twin towers during the 9/11 attacks was replanted at the Sept. 11 Memorial plaza Wednesday," New York's Daily News writes.

The Survivor Tree, at the World Trade Center site on Wednesday. i i

The Survivor Tree, at the World Trade Center site on Wednesday. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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The Survivor Tree, at the World Trade Center site on Wednesday.

The Survivor Tree, at the World Trade Center site on Wednesday.

Mark Lennihan/AP

The Wall Street Journal notes that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg "said the tree symbolizes the city and country's resilience. ... It was discovered in the rubble in October 2001 with snapped roots and a blackened trunk. The (pear) tree measured about eight feet high when it was taken to a Parks Department nursery in the Bronx to be nursed back to health. It now stands about 30 feet high."

The Associated Press shares this video report about the Survivor Tree:

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