Octorara nursery donates trees to Flight 93 Memorial, Fort Necessity

Octorara Native Plant Nursery in Colerain Township, Pennsylvania has donated 50 black oak trees to the National Flight 93 Memorial, reports Erin Negley for LancasterOnline.com.

At the memorial 40 groves of 40 trees  memorialize each passenger and crew member aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, who saved many lives on the ground with their courage. The groves, made up of maple, oak and elm trees, were initially planted in 2012, but some of the trees have died. The black oaks will replace the missing trees.

Jim MacKenzie, the nursery’s president, said,“Oak is synonymous with Pennsylvania. It’s a hardwood species. It’s got resiliency.”

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