Boxed Woods

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (5)

Bits-n-Pieces on July 4, 2008

just thought this was a cool shot, since these individual trees can be seen arranged in their boxes on GE!

Not at all a typical way for a nursery to grow trees in the north-east, but growing them in boxes is a special requirement by a California firm designing a project in New York, to be installed in a few years.

magicalex9 on June 23, 2010

Hi Bits. Where did you get the info about this being a California firm designing a project to go to New York?

I'm excited to find this image; these trees are being grown for the World Trace Center Memorial in Manhattan. I work across the street from the WTC and these trees, now two years on, are to be transplanted into the Memorial later this summer. I might take a quick road trip to NJ to view these trees before the rest of the world gets to see them in place at WTC.

Once planted on that spot, they'll become sacred.

Thanks for the photo.

kamalyn on June 23, 2010

Hi Alex - apologies for using my main account to reply (wow, I never expected this shot to ever get a comment!) Interesting you knew which project they were being grown for. I'm a landscape architect, and was on a tagging trip at Halka, so got the explanation from the source. I was referring to the landscape architect, PWP, of the design team.

Thanks for popping this one up! I still love how the precise layout of the trees is visible in Google Earth. I haven't been down that way since that visit. It would be interesting to see how they've grown since then.

magicalex9 on June 23, 2010

Is it easy for you to view the site these days? It'd be a huge task for me to hop over to that part of NJ. If you're around that area and the trees are still happily growing, shoot me a message on the comments page. They're bound for Manhattan in a few months.

Bits-n-Pieces on June 23, 2010

Hi Alex - unfortunately, I'm up in Massachusetts, and had just been in NJ for that day to select trees for a project. I'm pretty sure the trees are still happy - the nursery grows great trees. While it doesn't show too much, they have a page showing the trees on their website.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 4, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2008/06/24 15:08:00
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash