Pisgah Moon Tree

Cradle of Forestry

[Athens Moon Tree Planting] [Pisgah Tree Sign] [Pisgah Tree]

This sycamore (Platinus occidentalis) was planted at the Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina circa March 1976. The tree planting event was led by Germany's Minister of Forestry, who was touring U.S. forests at the time. The top left picture shows the tree around 2022, on the top right is the tree in 2019. It appears a new sign was put up sometime after 2019. There is also a plaque (below) underneath the sign honoring Lt. Col. William C. Hafer and Vera R. Hafer.

[Pisgah Plaque]

Top left picture credit USDA Forest Service
Other pictures courtesy Chiho Sullivan

 Cradle of Forestry
 The "Mountaineer" 25 April 2022

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Last Updated: 14 December 2022, DRW