Moon tree planted in Rosman as part of eclipse festivities
ROSMAN, N.C. (WLOS) —
Many eyes were on the sky Monday afternoon in the mountains as the solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina, passing right through Western North Carolina.
Those gathered at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman got to see more than the eclipse. There was also a tree planting, but it wasn't just any tree.
A small crowd gathered around a sycamore sapling outside the visitor's center. The tree was second generation moon tree. The sycamore was grown from seeds taken on board the Apollo 14 mission to the moon by astronaut Stuart Roosa.
His daughter, Rosemary, was on hand for the planting.
Other trees from these same seeds have been planted around the world.