Tradate Astronomical Observatory Moon Tree
2nd Generation loblolly pine grown from a cutting planted 12 October 2011 at
the FOAM13 (Fondazione Osservatorio Astronomico Messier 13) Pineta di Appanio Gentile
Park of the Astronomical Observatory in Tradate, Italy. The upper picture shows the tree the day of the planting.
Rosemary Roosa, Stuart Roosa's daughter, and Luigi Pizzimenti, manager of astronautics,
are shown holding the shovel at the planting. The planting was organized by the Moon Tree Foundation.
The pictures at bottom show the press conference held before the planting
and the unveiling of the sign by (l to r) Luigi Pizzimenti, Rosemary Roosa, Roberto Crippa, president of the observatory,
and Mario Clerici, president of the park.
The tree is now under the care of the ecological guards of the Park.
The picture below shows the tree (with Luigi Pizzimenti) as it looked in 2017.
The Observatory is located at 45 deg 42.733 min N, 8 deg 55.867 min E
Pillole di Apollo: L'albero della Luna in Italia
(Pills of Apollo: The tree of the Moon in Italy)
"The tree of the moon" will be planted in the Pineta - Varese News
From the moon to the park, the space seed planted - Varese News
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Last Updated: 10 May 2021, DRW