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