Sweet Gum

$75.00

Charles Walker returned from the 1984 space shuttle Discovery flight with 200 tree sprouts, called “space gummies”. He later donated one of these sprouts to his hometown of Bedford, Indiana.

Additional Information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 60 in
Hardiness:

5-9

Height:

50

Spread:

20

G:

M

Sapling Size

Medium – 36-60in

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Space Gummy Tree - US Forest Service Bedford, IN

Charles Walker was a space mission specialist on three shuttle flights in 1984-85. On his mission in 1984, he took along seeds from the state tree - the Indiana poplar, or sweet gum. He returned from the 1984 space shuttle Discovery flight with 200 tree sprouts, called “space gummies”.

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