Tradate Astronomical Observatory Moon Tree

Tradate, Italy

[Tradate, Italy Moon Tree] [Tradate, Italy Moon Tree planting]

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.
[Tradate, Italy Moon Tree]

The Observatory is located at 45 deg 42.733 min N, 8 deg 55.867 min E

[Tradate, Italy Moon Tree Press Conference] [Tradate, Italy Moon Tree Group]

 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
 Tradate Astronomical Observatory
 Moon Tree Foundation

 Moon Tree Home Page

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Last Updated: 10 May 2021, DRW