Palustris Experimental Forest Moon Tree

Elmer, Louisiana

[palustris Moon Tree] [Palustris Moon Tree and Control Tree]

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) located at the Palustris Experimental Forest near Elmer, Louisiana. The picture on the left shows the original Moon Tree, planted in April, 1976. The picture on the right shows the Moon Tree and a control loblolly pine planted next to it. The control seed was taken from the same cone but not sent to the Moon, and then planted at the same time for comparison. The Moon Tree is on the right and the control on the left.

The tree is located at 31 deg 10.715 min N; 92 deg 40.628 min W

Photographs courtesy of Katie Mottram

 Moon Tree Home Page

Dr. David R. Williams,
NSSDCA, Mail Code 690.1
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,
Last Updated: 30 October 2015, DRW