Goddard Space Flight Center Moon Tree

Greenbelt, Maryland

[Goddard Moon Tree] [Goddard Moon Tree Plaque]

In front of the Visitor's Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland stands a sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) Moon Tree. The tree was planted on June 9, 1977, shortly after the Visitor's Center opened. Now about 35 feet high with a girth of about 18 inches, it is located towards the left looking from the parking lot, surrounded by a small fence with a blue sign. The Visitor's Center can be reached from Soil Conservation Road, east of the main Goddard entrance. A higher resolution version (900 K) of the picture of the Goddard tree is available.

The tree is located at 38 deg 59.558 min N; 76 deg 50.791 min W

[Tree Planting]
Picture and caption from the September 1977 issue of Goddard News.

Pictures at top of page courtesy Jay Friedlander.

 Goddard News Article (August 2002)
 Moon Tree Home Page

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Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams, david.r.williams@nasa.gov
Last Updated: 30 October 2015, DRW