This is a picture of the Biblical Erez Tree taken 3/17/2013. The tree is located at the northeast corner of St. Paul’s Chapel courtyard. Consistent with Isaiah 9:10, this cedar Tree would replace the fallen sycamore tree as a result of the calamity of 9/11. Ironically, this is the only cedar tree located in the garden courtyard. All other trees are large mature sycamore trees which makes the replacement cedar tree oddly noticeable.
This picture captures the essence of Isaiah 9:10 as the bricks are replaced with quarried stone through the building of the Freedom Tower and the fallen sycamore is replaced with the cedar.
More to come on the current health of this cedar tree and the symbolic relevance it may have on the harbinger.