The callery pear tree was originally planted at the trade center complex in the 1970’s. It was discovered in the rubble weeks after the 9/11 attacks with snapped roots and a blackened trunk. It was taken to the Arthur Ross Nursery in Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx and nursed back to health. It was 8 feet tall at the time of the attacks and now stands 35 feet tall. The callery pear was replanted at the site on 12/22/2010 and symbolizes the city and country’s resilience.
Materials: The Survivor Tree ring is cast in hand patinated bronze with a matte silver plate and enamel highlights.
Measures: The band is adjustable. Flower: 2cm L x 2cm W. Band: 0.3cm W. Unadjusted band 1.7cm dia.