While New Yorkers fight over the mosque near Ground Zero, some palm trees that graced Worth Avenue are replanted in a 9/11 memorial in Palm Beach Gardens:
The Christmas palms that once lined the three-block commercial stretch of Worth Avenue had been offered to any takers willing to pay for their removal by the contractors on the Avenue’s renovation, which began in early April.
After many calls to Burkhardt Construction from a number of parties, but no serious followups, Boynton Landscape Co. of West Palm Beach stepped in to rescue some of the trees and plant them at Palm Beach Gardens’ soon-to-be-completed 09-11-01 Memorial at the city’s Fire Station No. 3 on Northlake Boulevard.
About 15 trees were taken off the street and to the site in June, said Noel DelValle, business development manager at Boynton Landscape Co.