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Near Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moon Tree

 
 
Moon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Moon Tree Marker
Inscription. You may never go to the moon but, if you touch this tree you will be touching something that has. When Stuart Roosa, a former Forest Service smoke jumper, served as an astronaut on the Apollo XIV mission he wanted to take something along to honor the Forest Service. Tree seeds! This tree grew from one of the 500 seeds that orbited the moon with him in 1971. The Forest Service planted it here as part of the 1976 Bicentennial celebration of our nation.
 
Location. 35° 21.06′ N, 82° 46.702′ W. Marker is near Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 0.4 miles south of Yellow Gap Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Biltmore Forest School (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ranger's Dwelling (about 700 feet away); Hell Hole (about 700 feet away); Draw Road (about 700 feet away); Wash Place (about 700 feet away); Blacksmith (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brevard.
 
Also see . . .  The "Moon Trees". NASA
Moon Tree plaque image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Moon Tree plaque
The Moon Tree exhibit
is given in memory of
Lt. Col. William C. Hafer
and Vera R. Hafer
Contributed by Harry Hafer,
Executive Director of the Cradle of
Forestry Interpretive Association
1991-2006
Goddard Space Flight Center (Submitted on June 24, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine
 
Moon Tree image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
3. Moon Tree
Moon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
4. Moon Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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