• Wall of Names, part of the Memorial Plaza at the crash site

    Flight 93

    National Memorial Pennsylvania

Plant a Tree at Flight 93

Plant a Tree 2014 logo

Over the course of two days, April 25-26, 2014, the National Park Service, the Friends of Flight 93, and the National Park Foundation continued a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in large areas of new forest at the memorial.

 
2012: 500+ volunteers planted over 13,000 seedlings over 20 acres.

2013: 500+ volunteers planted over 15,500 seedlings over 23 acres.
2014: 500+ volunteers planted over 19,500 seedlings over 30 acres.

These trees, which are a mixture of several native species, will form an essential windbreak to protect trees planted in the nearby Memorial Groves. Much of what is now the memorial is a former surface coal mine and this effort will also help re-establish woodland wildlife habitats and to cultivate a living memorial.

 

 

 
Map of the reforestation effort and other tree planting 2012-2014
Map of the 2012-2014 reforestation efforts and plantings at Flight 93 National Memorial
National Park Service

Did You Know?

Looking over the U.S. Capitol at The Mall in Washington DC

On September 11, 2001 United Flight 93 was only 20 minutes flight time from the nation's capital when the passengers and crew of the plane rushed the cockpit in an effort to overpower the hijackers. Flight 93 crashed in a field outside the town of Shanksville in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. More...