Brevard County’s Moon Tree was blown over in 2017 by Hurricane Irma. In 2019, it was replaced with a Moon Tree Garden in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center courtyard. In the garden are pieces made from the original tree and 12 of the tree’s descendants, including statues carved from the tree’s wood and paintings made using the tree’s sawdust. The City of Gainesville’s two loblolly pines are no longer alive, but the sycamore tree still exists on campus.
The City of Keystone Heights received its Moon Tree as a donation from the University of Florida. The tree is located prominently next to City Hall and outside the City’s library. The City of Perry’s Moon Tree is located at the Forest Capital Museum State Park in front of the ranger’s homestead. A plaque identifies the City of Tallahassee’s Moon Trees in their locations in the northwest corner of Cascades Park and at the Florida Forest Service, Doyle Conner Office Complex.
The Moon Trees stand today across Florida and the United States as a monument to the nation’s moon expeditions. Florida was and continues to be a home for innovation and ingenuity in the Space Age.