Mississippi State University Moon Tree
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) planted at
on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, Mississippi in 1975.
This tree is the source for the second generation Moon Tree seedlings sold by
American Forests' Historic Tree Nursery.
Upper photographs courtesy of Marco Nicovich, Office of Ag. Communications, MSU
The Mississippi State sycamore had its top snapped off by hurricane Katrina on
29 August 2005, but is apparently still healthy.
Mississippi State University Moon sycamore after it was topped by hurricane Katrina (MSU)
and the tree in October 2019 (Google Maps)
Tree is located at 33 deg 27.288 min N, 88 deg 47.671 min W
Mississippi State University Campus Tree Trail
Dorman Hall (map)
Mississippi State University is home to an out-of-this-world tree
- Daily Journal, 24 May 2022
As NASA celebrates Apollo 50th anniversary, MSU recognizes lineage of its ‘Moon Sycamore’ tree
- M.S.U. Newsroom, 18 July 2019
American Heritage Trees
- 2nd Generation Moon Trees grown from the Mississippi State Tree.
History of the Sycamore Moon Trees
Moon Tree Home Page
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Last Updated: 30 June 2023, DRW