Asheville Botanical Gardens Moon Tree

Asheville, North Carolina

[Asheville Moon Tree] [Asheville Moon Tree Plaque]

This sycamore was planted at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville in North Carolina on Arbor Day, March 19, 1976. The plaque reads:

Platanus 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

 Botanical Gardens at Asheville
 Moon Tree Home Page

Dr. David R. Williams,
NSSDCA, Mail Code 690.1
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,
Last Updated: 02 November 2015, DRW