Capitol Park Moon Tree - Sacramento, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 38° 34.619 W 121° 29.578
10S E 631273 N 4270911
Quick Description: The seeds for this Coastal Redwood tree traveled to the moon on Apollo 14 in 1971.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2010 9:59:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM8XEJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member phat.bak
Views: 35

Long Description:
The Apollo 14 mission was the last of the manned lunar landings in the Apollo space program. On that mission, which lasted ten days in February, 1971, Astronauts Alan Shepherd, Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitchell carried with them a few seeds of the Coastal Redwood from San Mateo County, California.

This Coastal Redwood tree is located on the north side of the Capitol Building at the corner where the Security Annex juts out from the Capitol. The tree was planted in Capitol Park in 1976. Today the tree is about 120 feet tall and has a canopy of approximately 40 feet. The tree was featured on Huell Howser's travelogue show, "California's Gold", in 2008.

The tree is behind the Sisters of Mercy sculpture.

Type of Tree: Redwood

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