Louisiana Loblolly Pine - Elmer, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 31° 10.719 W 092° 40.623
15R E 530773 N 3449446
Quick Description: Moon tree and control tree planted at the Palustris Experimental Station (Southern Research Station) in the Kisatche National Forest.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2019 5:22:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM11771
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
Plaque reads
"This "Moon Tree” is a Loblolly Pine grown from a seed that, in January 1971 was carried to the Moon and brought back to Earth by Major Stuart Roosa, command module pilot for Apollo XIV and a former U.S. Forest Service smoke jumper. Roosa's effort to honor the Forest Service stands today as living tribute.
This seed was one of many taken aboard Apollo to study the effects of prolonged weightlessness on seed germination and seedling growth. The Loblolly Pine tree to the right of the Moon Tree was planted from a seed from the same cone but not sent to the Moon."
Type of Tree: Loblolly Pine

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