Apollo Moon Trees
Jul 3, 2012Public
Photo: Location of the Massachusetts Moon Tree
Photo: American Sycamore (plantanus occidentalis)
Photo: Rocket Riley with one of his healthy saplings.
Photo: He grew all these new moon trees with sycamore seed pods!
Photo: Each year, he picks a few new pods from around the tree... and has sometimes had police come out to ask what he's doing!  Ah, just gathering tree seeds!
Photo: Rocket Riley, tending his new Moon Trees
Photo: More saplings in a "fenced" garden on the front lawn...
Photo: While I was visiting, Greg took
Photo: Newest Moon Tree on the Riley Ranch, 2013
Photo: Big Beautiful Sycamore
Photo: Marjorie White's Poem "A Tree Lives" - written by the 6th grader in 1976... Marjie is 52 now!
Photo: Angela with the Sycamore Moon Tree on her home turf :)
Photo: The sign says "Moon (Sycamore) Tree - Grown from seeds taken to the Moon aboard Apollo 14 in 1971 - Seedling planted on April 30, 1976 Rededicated June 13, 2006"
Photo: NASA Plaque accompanying the Booker Moon Tree in Hampton, VA
Photo: Booker Elementary School address in Hampton, VA... what better place to plant a moon tree?
Photo: First stop: Arcata, California!  A bit chilly.
Photo: Three Apollo Moon Trees, along with three control trees. Can't tell the diff between them, but a wonderful member of the faculty who's been teaching at Humboldt since the early 1970s pointed out the row to us.
Photo: Tree hugger!!
Photo: Apollo Moon Tree: Redwoods! (Sequoia sempervirens), planted in 1974
Photo: New buds
Photo: They grew pretty darned tall! 
Compared to me, anyway.
Photo: Flagstaff Arizona Apollo Moon Tree...
definitely the smallest one I saw.
Photo: After being photographed next to giant redwoods,
this one was just my size ;)
Photo: Old sign and Douglas Fir, behind the school and beside the lake...