Ivy Green Moon Tree

Tuscumbia, Alabama

[Tuscumbia Moon Tree] [Tuscumbia Moon Tree]

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) planted on October 19, 1976 in Tuscumbia, Alabama at Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller. The tree was presented to Ivy Green by the Alabama Forestry Commission and planted by the Alabama Garden Club.

The seeds for the loblolly pines were collected in Livingston Parish, Lousiana, and New Kent County, Virginia and delivered to Stuart Roosa to take with him on Apollo 14. Unfortunately the two batches were mixed together after the flight so it is not known which location this particular tree came from. The seedlings were grown in The U.S. Forest Service's Southern Station in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Tree photograph courtesy David Reid
Plaque photograph courtesy Linda Beard
Information courtesy Kim Nix

 Ivy Green, Helen Keller's Birthplace
 Moon Trees - Gadsden Times, 8 September 2008

 History of the Moon Loblolly Pines
 Moon Tree Home Page

Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

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Last Updated: 17 May 2024, DRW