Parks Department workers took the tree to a nursery in Bronx, NY (one of NYCs five boroughs) and nursed the tree back to health
The tree was only eight feet tall due to its damage and was already nearly 30 years old; it had been planted at the World Trade Center in the 70s.
It now stands 35 feet tall on the Memorial Plaza centered among hundreds of white oaks.
Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~From a headstone in
... somehow, even in the worst of times, the tiniest fragments of good survive. It was the grip in which one held those fragments that counted.
~ Melina Marchetta
All men are created equal, then a few become firemen.
~ Author Unknown