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New Jersey Ave and O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Purpose: The project website states that “the Memorial Tree Groves Project will pay lasting tribute to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with one central and eight ward-based neighborhood memorial tree groves." This is one of the eight neighborhood groves that will be created both to remember September 11 and to celebrate the community that surrounds it. Reason site was selected: The NJ and O park was selected as the official Ward 2 grove by the steering committee of the citywide project because of its nomination by the Shaw Eco-Village, a program that teaches leadership skills to inner-city youth through sustainable development projects. Events planned for site: Goodinson is planning for a community organizer who can help work with all of the pending satellite groves. All the sites are currently being surveyed to create base maps for initial site analysis and design concepts. Eventually, as the projects grow, there will be participatory design meetings, community plantings, dedications, and possibly ongoing events. The project remains to be shaped by the local stewards in concert with GreenSpaces for DC and the parks department. This site was also chosen by the Masters of Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech University in Alexandria as the subject of a studio design project. It is one of three sites in the Living Memorials Project University Design Collaborative, with the final designs being shared at the Municipal Arts Society in New York City.