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Ocean Springs museum is home to moon tree

Tuesday, some home-schooled children from Picayune helped plant a "Lob-lobby Pine" in front of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. (Photo source: WLOX) Tuesday, some home-schooled children from Picayune helped plant a "Lob-lobby Pine" in front of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. (Photo source: WLOX)
During the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Stu Roosa took along about 450 seeds from different kinds of trees. Those seeds were brought back to Earth, germinated, and planted in different parts of the country. (Photo source: WLOX) During the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Stu Roosa took along about 450 seeds from different kinds of trees. Those seeds were brought back to Earth, germinated, and planted in different parts of the country. (Photo source: WLOX)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

An Ocean Springs attraction now has its own "Moon Tree." Tuesday, some home-schooled children from Picayune helped plant a "Lob-lobby Pine" in front of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.

The tree was donated by the United States Forestry Commission. The tree was grafted from one of the original Moon Trees that flew to the moon in 1971.

During the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Stu Roosa took along about 450 seeds from different kinds of trees. Those seeds were brought back to Earth, germinated, and planted in different parts of the country.

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