Plant a Tree at Flight 93

A bucket full of native bare root tree seedlings sitting on a sandstone rock bench beside the Memorial Plaza pathway.

Over the course of two days, May 19-20, 2017, the National Park Service, the Friends of Flight 93, and the National Park Foundation will continue a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in large areas of new forest at the memorial.

Find out more about volunteering this year's effort - Registration is full!

 
2012: 500+ volunteers planted 14,369 seedlings across 20 acres

2013: 500+ volunteers planted 17,300 seedlings across 23 acres
2014: 400+ volunteers planted 20,489 seedlings across 30 acres
2015: 400+ volunteers planted 22,000 seedlings across 32 acres
2016: 400+ volunteers planted 15,600 seedlings across 23 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 cultivate a living memorial.

 
 

Photo Galleries

 
 
A map denoting planting acres from reforestation 2012-2017
Map of the 2012-2017 reforestation efforts and plantings at Flight 93 National Memorial

National Park Service

Last updated: May 17, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 911
Shanksville, PA 15560

Phone:

(814) 893-6322

Contact Us