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Holliston, Massachusetts: Moon Tree

Not a weird, alien life form, but a standard Earth sycamore, grown from a seed that flew to the moon aboard Apollo 14 in 1971.

550 Washington St., Holliston, MA
North side of town, on the east side of Hwy 16/126, in front of the Holliston Police Station, toward the right side of the building.
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The Moon Tree is just to the right of the Holliston police station.

[Barbara, 06/02/2020]
Moon Tree

Moon tree has been temporarily moved as the police station next to it is being rebuilt. It should be done by February 2009.

[Frank Kelley, 12/02/2008]
Moon Tree

A Sycamore grown from seeds brought aboard Apollo 14, they were distributed to towns across the country as part of the Bicentennial celebrations in 1976. Holliston's tree stands next to the Holliston Police Station on MA Route 16 (Washington St.) close to the downtown.

[Michelle, 04/06/2003]

There's a granite marker at its base, but that's a police memorial. The Moon Tree has a tiny green plaque, noting that it was originally nurtured by the Holliston Garden Club. Its seed flew to the moon in 1971.

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