"The Trees", a Film Documenting the Incredible Journey of the 9/11 Survivor Tree and Its Offspring

The New York Times recently published this teaser video for an upcoming documentary entitled The Trees — Growing a Forest at Ground Zero that follows the journey of the 9/11 Survivor Tree, the only living tree to be pulled from the 9/11 World Trade Center rubble.

Filmed over the course of five years, The Trees documents the journey of over 400 Swamp White Oaks from their temporary home in New Jersey to the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza. Through the stories of those who design, plan, and construct the Memorial, The Trees explores the evolution of one of the world’s most innovative “green” roof gardens. The film shows public reaction to this lasting, yet ever-changing memorial to the victims of the September 11th attacks. A visual meditation on seasonal changes and the possibility of rebirth, The Trees asks how we memorialize and remember.

This full length documentary seems to have evolved from the 421 Trees Grow in Queens mini-doc we wrote about earlier this month.

Check out the accompanying article for more info about the film or the Survivor Tree.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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