San Dimas Moon Tree

San Dimas, California

[Image of San Dimas Moon Tree]

Redwood planted 29 March 1977 at the San Dimas Technology and Development Center in San Dimas, California. The center is a satellite office of the USDA Forest Service. At planting, the tree was just over 15 inches tall.

The tree itself is a giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum), not a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). There is no record of giant redwood seeds being taken to the Moon in Stuart Roosa's personal kit, so it is not clear if this is really a Moon Tree. The sign is no longer at the site.

[Display about San Dimas Moon Tree] [Early photo of the San Dimas Moon Tree]
Picture of the San Dimas tree circa 2002 with a display about the tree planting in 1977, and an early picture of the tree.

Information and images courtesy Janie Ybarra

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Dr. David R. Williams,
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Last Updated: 30 October 2015, DRW