This sycamore was planted at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville in North Carolina on
Arbor Day, 1976.
The plaque reads:
Platinus Occidentalis L.
This sycamore was planted from a seed which traveled on the January 31, 1971 Apollo 14 flight to the Moon. Command pilot Stuart Roosa is a former forest service smoke jumper. Commemorating the nation's bicentennial and forestry's centennial.
Photographs courtesy of Becky Priddy