Humboldt State University Moon Trees

Arcata, California

[HSU Tree Article]

Three coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Moon Trees reside on the campus of Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. The seedlings were sent out from the Institute of Forest Genetics station in Placerville, California on 2 May 1976 for a dedication planting at the Pacific Southwest Research station in Arcata. The exact date of the dedication ceremony is not known, presumably it was done shortly after they were received in 1976.

There are reports that there are many more Moon Tree coastal redwoods planted on the campus (for example, see Humboldt NOW, 2009), but no records confirming this have been found. However, it is known that most of the root cuttings from the original seedlings are unaccounted for, so it is possible some of these were sent to Humboldt State.

Trees located at N 40 deg 52.561 min N, 124 deg 4.770 min W.

 HSU Trees are out of this world - Lumberjack, Fall, 1999
 California Gold - Moon Trees - Huell Howser, 2007 (Humboldt tree segment starts at 22:30)

 History of the Moon Tree Coastal Redwoods
 Moon Tree Home Page

Dr. David R. Williams,
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Last Updated: 1 April 2021, DRW