Georgia Forestry Center

Macon, Georgia

[Macon Moon Tree Planting]

A loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) Moon Tree was planted at the Georgia Forestry Center in Macon, Georgia in the spring or summer of 1976. Ray Shirley, director of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Mrs. Carolyn Crayton of Kinder-Care Kindergarten, Don Johnson, chairman of the Macon Beautification Committee, forester John Clarke, and a group of schoolchildren took part in the planting ceremony.

The picture is from the September, 1976 issue of "Georgia Forestry", a quarterly publication of the Georgia Forestry Commission.

The loblolly pines were grown from seeds collected in Livingston Parish, Lousiana, and New Kent County, Virginia. Because the seeds were mixed up in the decontamination procedure it is not known which batch this particular tree is from.

Picture courtesy of Georgia Forestry Commission
Information courtesy Melanie J. Ford and Janice Ross

 History of the Loblolly Pine Moon Trees
 Moon Tree Home Page

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