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10 World Famous Trees

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Moon Trees

Although pursuing a career as an actor or musician is good way to become famous, it’s hard to match the celebrity status of lunar astronauts — it might come as a surprise that most astronauts aren’t even human. To date, only 12 people have made the voyage to the moon, compared to around 450 trees that survived the trip as seeds. In 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa carried with him hundreds of seeds from five different types of trees to the moon as an experiment for the U.S. Forest Service.

Back on Earth, nearly all of the seeds sprouted. Today, these “Moon Trees” can be found growing in states across the U.S., and even as far away as Brazil and Switzerland. Talk about a cozy retirement!

Photo: locomomo

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5:41PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Nice post thank you

10:01AM PDT on May 19, 2013

wow, cool =)
New Zealand has some famous trees too, and beautiful ones!

9:47AM PDT on May 19, 2013

Great article with amazing trees,thanks for sharing

10:10AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Feel fre to check out my photo album "The Importance of Trees!"
http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/49/140535861/Trees_/

3:59AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Piękne drzewa, my też możemy się pochwalić naszym 1000-letnim dębem Bartkiem.

3:24AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Amazing.

2:52AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Wow how interesting! What beautiful trees! It restores my faith in humanity to behold these these trees regarded with wonder and affection! As for the 'Tree that owns Itself' that is a wonderful story, makes it seem so wrong that all trees are not considered to be that special :)

11:19PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

I would have liked to have seen the Moon Tree but was passed to another link.

5:25AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Amazing article :) thanks for making my day.

9:11PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

These Trees! What wonders ..such Peace and love they give us ....

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