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9/11 Anniversary Tree

Common Name: Swamp White Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus bicolor

Current Location: Capitol Square, S.W.
Planted: September 13, 2011

Sponsor: Representative Jerrold Nadler

Honoree Details

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Tree Details

This tree replaces a mature 105 year old tree that was lost the previous year. The swamp white oak was chosen among numerous possibilities to be used throughout the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan, where over 400 were planted.

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The Capitol's swamp white oak in the summer.