Doyle Conner Building Moon Tree

Tallahassee, Florida

[Doyle Conner Moon Tree] [Doyle Conner Moon Tree Plaque]

A loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) was planted in 1976 in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services complex at 3125 Conner Blvd. near Capital Circle and Park Avenue in Tallahassee, Florida. The tree is located behind the Doyle Conner Florida Forest Service building. The pictures above were taken in October 2013. The plaque was put there in the 1990's. The Florida's "Moon Trees" article has a picture of the tree from 2003.

Tree is located at approximately 30° 26.3' N, 84° 13.5' W.

[Tallahassee Moon Tree Article] Florida Today notice of tree planting
First article clipping from the 11 November 2002 Tallahassee Democrat. Second clipping from 25 June 1976 Florida Today.
Note in the second clipping that Doyle Conner, Florida's Agriculture Secretary, helped plant the Moon Tree at Kennedy Space Center.

Pictures courtesy of T. Byron Miller
Information courtesy of Chiho Sullivan
Newspaper clippings credit Tallahassee Democrat and Florida Today

Florida's "Moon Trees" - Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Bark side of the moon: Seeds from Apollo 14 mission rooted in Tallahassee - Tallahassee Democrat, July 16, 2019
Meet Tallahassee's 'moon trees' - Tallahassee Democrat, July 16, 2019
Notable trees of Tallahassee - Tallahassee Democrat, May 20, 2016

History of the Loblolly Pine Moon Trees
Moon Tree Home Page

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Last Updated: 22 May 2024, DRW