9/11 'Survivor Tree' Returns to Ground Zero

The last living rescue from 9/11—a charred and battered pear tree—has been recovering at a Bronx nursery. Now, it’s finally returning home. Filmmaker Scott Elliott follows the journey of the resilient tree back to Ground Zero, capturing the tremendous impact nature has had on many New Yorkers' lives since 9/11. This video was originally published by Narratively, a platform devoted to telling untold stories. Other recent Narratively videos include My Own Private Rockaway and The Gentleman's Guide to Cockfighting

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