Plant a Tree at Flight 93

Volunteers planting a tree seedling at Flight 93 National Memorial

Over the course of two days, April 27-28, 2018, the National Park Service, the Friends of Flight 93, and the National Park Foundation will continue a major reforestation effort to reseed 150,000 trees that will eventually result in large areas of new forest at the memorial.

 
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
2017: 380+ volunteers planted 11,600 seedlings across 17 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.

 
 

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