Asheville Botanical Gardens Moon Tree

Asheville, North Carolina

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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

 Botanical Gardens at Asheville
 Moon Tree Home Page

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

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,
Last Updated: 30 May 2008, DRW