Project EverGreen and partners return to Liberty Island to repair the damage done by Hurricane Sandy to the 9/11 Memorial Grove.

In two weeks, the Project EverGreen board, advisory council and industry partners will come together on Liberty Island to complete our much anticipated revitalization of the 9/11 Memorial Grove. More than a year ago, the grove was devastated by Hurricane Sandy resulting in the loss of trees and rendering the soil in the grove and the surrounding area ineffective for new plantings.

A Bartlett Tree Experts crew removes dead trees prior to the installation of new trees at the 9/11 Memorial Grove.

A Bartlett Tree Experts crew removes dead trees prior to the installation of new trees at the 9/11 Memorial Grove.

With the help of many partners including Barlett Tree, Husqvarna, Paul Cowie and Associates, Solu-Cal USA, Lidochem, Lawn Doctor, Weed Man, New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association and the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association, we’re proud and humbled to be able to restore this grove to its natural beauty. More importantly, upon the completion of the project, the area will again serve as a place of tranquility and meditation for the millions of visitors who stop by the grove to remember the victims, first-responders and survivors of 9/11.

It’s also a wonderful reminder of the amazing collaborative nature of our industry’s suppliers and service providers. We’re humbled by the companies and individuals who are so generous with their time and so willing to donate materials and their talents to Project EverGreen projects, and to ultimately raise the profile of the green industry. Their passion is contagious, and it’s our honor to participate with each and every one of them on Liberty Island.

To learn more about Project EverGreen and how you can help ensure we’re able to continue this valuable work around the country, please visit our website at: projectevergreen.org.