Wyoming Police Department Moon Tree

Wyoming, Michigan

A sycamore (platanus occidentalis) was planted near what was then the Wyoming, Michigan police department (now the district court) on 23 April 1976. In 2000 it was accidentally cut down during a remodeling project.

A 2nd generation Moon Sycamore was planted in August 2009 for a dedication event on 26 August as part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the Wyoming police. The tree is planted outside the current police department in the Police Memorial Garden. The ceremony included representatives from NASA, the U.S. Forest Service, Congressman Vern Ehlers, and Jane Cliff, daughter of Ed Cliff, Forest Service chief who worked with Stuart Roosa on the Moon Trees project.

[Announcement of planting of 2nd Generation Wyoming Michigan Moon Tree]

 5,4,TREE,2,1……Moon Tree has landed! - TYVM, August 2009 (2009)
 Wyoming gets second generation 'moon tree' to replace sycamore grown from Apollo 14 seeds - Grand Rapids Press (2009)
 Wyoming, Michigan Police Department

 Moon Tree Home Page

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Last Updated: 05 May 2021, DRW