Plant a Tree at Flight 93

Image of a person placing a tree seedling into the ground.  Plant a Tree, NPS Centennial, and Find Your Park logos included in image

Over the course of two days, April 17-18, 2015, 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 13,000 seedlings across 20 acres.

2013: 500+ volunteers planted 15,500 seedlings across 23 acres.
2014: 500+ volunteers planted 19,500 seedlings across 30 acres.
2015: 500+ volunteers planted 22,000 seedlings across 32 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.

New for 2015: Invasive Species Removal

This year, in addition to planting seedlings, volunteers will be needed to help remove invasive plants that are threatening the trees that have been planted in past years. The Memorial's native plant communities are impacted by construction projects, visitor use, and the invasion of non-native plant species.


Photo Galleries

Map showing different areas undergoing reforestation and the location of other plantings

Map of the 2012-2015 reforestation efforts and plantings at Flight 93 National Memorial

National Park Service

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