According to the June 11, 1976 (Shrewsbury, NJ) Daily Register (page 17) a Moon Tree was to be planted at the Monmouth County Courthouse, but was being "nursed back to health" before it was ready for planting.
reads as follows:
Moon tree readied for courthouse site
FREEHOLD - Monmouth County's ailing "moon tree" is being nursed back to health at the greenhouse of Mrs. Margaret C. Crooks, member of the Monmouth County Shade Tree Commission.
After Its restoration to good health, the tree will be planted at the county courthouse. The tree, an American sycamore, is a delicate 18-inch cutting grown from a seed that traveled to the moon and returned to earth on Apollo 14. Not yet strong enough for planting, the tree is getting careful attention and a diet of special fertilizer.
The specimen was obtained for the U.S. Southern Forest Experiment Station, Gulfport, Miss., and was dedicated to the county at a ceremony recently.