Tree sapling from ground zero planted in Fort Wayne

A sapling from the only Callery Pear Tree to survive the attack was planted at the Fort Wayne Police and Firefighters Memorial.

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018 9:01 PM
Updated: Sep. 11, 2018 10:37 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A piece of the terror attacks in New York City is now taking root in Fort Wayne.

A sapling from the only Callery Pear Tree to survive the attack was planted at the Fort Wayne Police and Firefighters Memorial on Well Street during a ceremony Tuesday.

Representatives from Fort Wayne went to a ceremony in Elkhart to receive the tree and bring it back to Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne was one of 16 Indiana cities to get a tree this year.

There will be a fence and plaque installed to explain the significance of the tree.

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