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Trees: Growing a Forest at Ground Zero

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jul, 09, 2014 @ 03:07 AM

On 9/11, 2001 the whole world stopped to watch in horror, the events that took place at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93.  After the twin towers fell, the massive business center hub was reduced to rubble and became known as Ground Zero. Having been devoid of life in the years since the attacks, trees now stand in sections of the space, bringing renewed life and hope to all who visit the 9/11 Memorial.

911 Tree Memorial on landscapechat

Following the amazing journey of the lone surviving tree to the introduction of the 9/11 forest into the Ground Zero, producer/ director Scott Elliot has been documenting the story. Audiences will see the planning and building of this truly remarkable forest which took place over the past 5 years.  His documentary, Trees: Growing a Forest at Ground Zero is schedule for release in November 2014 and it's our topic on this week's #landscapechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Andrew Spiering, a landscape designer and founder of @Land8. Joining the discussion will be producer/director of @TheTreesFilmScott Elliott. The live chat begins Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Documentary Overview - Discover what this incredible story and journey is about and the stars who bring it and the hallowed ground back to life. 

Documenting the Process  - Explore how this documentary came about from the producer/ director and will bring this piece of the 9/11 Memorial site into the spotlight.

Design and Construction - Hear about those involved in the project and their featured roles in the film. 

Bringing the Film to Everyone  -  Learn about how where you can see the film when it's released and take part in supporting the film so that many others can enjoy and benefit from it. 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

9/11 Memorial photo featured in Scott Elliot documentary

Topics: #Landscapechat, sustainability, Urban Forests

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