Friendly Plaza Moon Tree
The coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Moon Tree in Monterey, California was presented to the city on 27 July 1976
and planted in Friendly Plaza near Colton Hall. The tree was dedicated to the "people of Monterey to commemorate
the Bicentennial of the United States of America, and for the enjoyment of all future generations."
The roughly 2-foot-high seedling was sent out from the Institute of Forest Genetics in Placerville, California, on 2 April 1976.
Monterey Peninsula Herald, 25 and 27 July 1976
Tree located at 36 deg 35.873 min N, 121 deg 53.823 min W
Tree photo courtesy of Julie D'Angelo
Plaque photo courtesy of Ed Hall
Clippings credit Monterey Peninsula Herald and Gabriel Skvor
Forty years ago a Monterey resident orbited the moon with the Apollo 14 astronauts.
- Monterey County Weekly, 16 May 2013
Moon Tree in Friendly Plaza - Monterey Public Library (2017)
Moon Tree in Friendly Plaza (pdf)
History of the Moon Tree Coastal Redwoods
Moon Tree Home Page
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