Kennedy Space Center Moon Tree
Cape Canaveral, Florida
A sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) Moon Tree was planted at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida
on 25 June 1976. The tree was in the courtyard of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma knocked the tree over in 2017. It has since been replaced by a
"Moon Tree Garden",
a collection of 12 descendents of the original tree planted on 12 July 2019.
There are also statues in the garden carved from wood from the original tree, and
paintings made using sawdust from the tree.
The garden is located between the Saturn V building and the Banana River launch-viewing stands.
Top images courtesy of Lane Hermann.
Image of Kennedy Space Center Moon Tree in 2012 and "Moon tree" planting notice for June 25, 1976
Lower tree image courtesy of Darlene Squibb.
Tree planting notice credit Florida Today
The "Moon Tree Garden" - Florida Hikes!
Artist adds touch of moon (tree) dust for Apollo 14 50th anniversary - collectSPACE
Article on Kennedy Space Center Moon Tree
'Moon Tree' that traveled on Apollo mission and planted at KSC toppled by Hurricane Irma
- Florida Today (21 September 2017)
Moon Tree Home Page
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Last Updated: 16 March 2021, DRW