Trees of Strength is a registered service mark of NC State University.

How to Get Involved

In remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners encourage North Carolinians to plant memorial Trees of Strength. Trees planted at public and private sites will serve as a living memorial to the more than 6,000 people who died and will honor those who protect and defend our country.

Local county centers of North Carolina Cooperative Extension are supporting the effort by providing information on selecting and planting nursery trees appropriate for different regions of the state. Master Gardener volunteers will register all trees planted through the Trees of Strength program.

As these young trees grow strong, they will stand for many years to come as a tribute to America's strength. Groups and individuals are invited to participate by planting trees at their homes, schools, businesses and where they worship. Master Gardeners are coordinating efforts to plant trees at fire and police stations.

What: Trees of Strength Purpose: Planting trees to remember those who died in terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and to honor those who protect and defend our country

Who can participate: Groups and individuals

Where: Trees will be planted in public and private sites.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Extension Master Gardener volunteers
NC State Dept. of Horticultural Science
NC State College of Natural Resources
NC Division of Forest Resources

For more information on the Trees of Strength campaign, contact your local county center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.