Goddard Space Flight Center Moon Tree

Greenbelt, Maryland

[Goddard Moon Tree] [Goddard Moon Tree Plaque]

In front of the Visitor's Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland stands a sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) Moon Tree. The tree was planted on June 9, 1977, shortly after the Visitor's Center opened. Now about 35 feet high with a girth of about 18 inches, it is located towards the left looking from the parking lot, surrounded by a small fence with a blue sign. The Visitor's Center can be reached from Soil Conservation Road, east of the main Goddard entrance. A higher resolution version (900 K) of the picture of the Goddard tree is available.

The tree is located at 38 deg 59.558 min N; 76 deg 50.791 min W

[Tree Planting]
Picture and caption from the September 1977 issue of Goddard News.

Pictures at top of page courtesy Jay Friedlander.

 Goddard News Article (August 2002)
 Moon Tree Home Page

Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
NSSDCA, Mail Code 690.1
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov
Last Updated: 30 October 2015, DRW