Philadelphia’s moon tree needs to be replaced, but pieces of it will remain in Washington Square Park.
Like others around the nation, the tree was planted after it went to the moon as a seedling with Apollo 14. Cuttings have already taken root at an arboretum, as the Associated Press reports, and one of those will replace the original tree, planted for the bicentennial.
The sycamore isn’t doing too well, but some of its wood will be used for plaques and other things in the park. There are also moon trees at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia and Core Creek Park in Bucks County.