NEW YORK — The National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum is launching a seedling program based on the Survivor Tree, a pear tree pulled from the World Trade Center rubble after 9/11.

The museum says seedlings from the tree will be sent to “resilient communities” that embody “the spirit of the Survivor Tree.”

Three communities have been selected for the inaugural launch.

They are Boston, Mass., in honor of the marathon bombing in April, Prescott, Ariz., for the 19 firefighters who died in June, and the Superstorm Sandy-devastated Far Rockaways in New York.

Representatives from each community will be present at a ceremony on Wednesday in Citi Field to announce the program.