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Thread: WTC Memorial - by Michael Arad (Architect) and Peter Walker (Landscape)

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    Unless my horticulture training was wrong...
    It's not so much the hot or cold...
    Trees should be planted when they are dormant... since that's when handling is least disruptive to them.
    One should avoid planting them when it's hot, it causes undue stress.
    Since trees go dormant here in the fall, that's the best time to plant.
    Winter is a good time as well if you live in a warmer climate, but the ground in these parts is usually frozen.
    Frozen ground prohibits water from reaching their roots, so it would be (if you could even dig a hole), like planting in a dessert-
    not good either.

    http://www.tree-planting.com/tree-planting-3.htm
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    When trees are transferred from a nursery field to a site, the tree is dug out, and the root ball is covered in burlap. The worst time to do this is in the spring, when the tree becomes active, and must use stored energy to manufacture leaves. So it's best done when the tree is dormant.

    That's not the situation with the memorial trees.

    As Lofter said:
    Plus the root ball is mammoth, and will simply have the outer crate removed, not disturbing the root system, and then dropped into what's likely to be the best engineered planting hole the world has ever seen.
    Bartlett Tree Experts was selected to raise the trees, and they have contracted to care for transplanted trees at the memorial site for at least the next two years. Bartlett grew the trees in large containers for five years at one of their New Jersey locations, so that they could be transplanted with their entire root system intact, avoiding typical transplant stress.

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    More trees arriving ...

    Christmas in July!!

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    A huge crane is set up and it looks like they put a couple in already.

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    Two New Trees In and Ten More Ready to Go ...

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    The plantings continue.
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    Poor things...

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    They are done for now with trees for the NE corner, and they are packing up the crane. Looks like they put in about 20 or so. Now they are setting up a different crane on Liberty Street and it looks like some more trees are going in over there.

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    NBC New York
    July 18, 2013

    9/11 Memorial Remembers Victims' Birthdays With Roses in Their Names

    By Roseanne Colletti

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    The birthdays of 9/11 victims are being commemorated by the Sept. 11 memorial, which has quietly begun a new program to place roses in their names etched on the Lower Manhattan landmark.

    The effort to remember the nearly 3,000 victims on their birthdays began this week.

    The idea came from staff and volunteers as they thought of more ways to personalize the memorial for each of the victims, said Anthony Guido, communications manager at the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.

    Each day before the memorial opens to the general public, the staff places a white rose on top of the name of each victim who has a birthday.

    There's at least one birthday for every day of the year, and six on Sept. 11 itself. The victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing will also have the same honor.

    Guido said there was no significance to the white color of the flowers, and the staff simply wanted to make it uniform.

    Maria DeBruin, whose mother, Louise A. Lynch, worked for Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center, applauded the effort as "a beautiful thing to do for the victims."

    She said she particularly appreciated the effort if she couldn't get to the memorial on her mother's birthday, June 3, to place a flower herself.

    "At least ill know that everyone visiting the memorial on that day will be thinking of her like I am," DeBruin wrote on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Facebook page.

    Tourist Bill Dobert was moved by the sight of the flowers.

    "It's very gripping. It's very easy to get emotional over something like this," he said.

    Guido said the birthday roses cost $2,500 a year, an expense that's built into the memorial's budget.

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    They had a crane on Greenwich Street earlier delivering what looks like roof panels to the top of the Pavilion. Probably the panels to fill in the grid they installed a few months ago.

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    Six more trees delivered to the site, at Greenwich and Fulton.

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    It looks like those are being planted in the recently constructed tree boxes along the Memorial sidewalk opposite the main entry to 1WTC.

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    Maybe they're doing that planting to make Conde Nast feel at home come January:

    "Conde Nast is expected to take over its new headquarters in January 2014 and move its workforce into the space later in the year."

    FORBES:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2013/11/05/one-world-trade-center-unveils-new-marketing-offices-to-woo-tenants/

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    Second to blistering heat, there's nothing a tree likes better than to be transplanted in the freezing winter.

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