Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) planted at Albert W. Patrick III Elementary School (formerly
in Hampton Virginia on 30 April 1976. The
tree was given to the school as the result of a poetry contest, won by sixth grader
Marjorie White for her poem entitled "A Tree Lives".
A rededication ceremony was held on 13 June 2006 and a sign was put up next to the tree
(see pictures). The sign says "Moon (Sycamore) Tree - Grown from seeds
taken to the Moon aboard Apollo 14 in 1971 - Seedling planted on April 30, 1976
Rededicated June 13, 2006". For more on the ceremony, see the 14 June 2006
Daily Press Article.
Top left photograph courtesy of Buddy Norris/Daily Press.
Other photographs courtesy of Barbara Jones and Mrs. Maravillas.