White Pine, Pinus strobus, is the Arboretum’s Space Shuttle Tree because it took a trip to space with NASA astronaut Dr. Greg Linteris! A brainchild experiment of Ray Cywinski, recent President of the NJ Shade Tree Fedreation and Dr. Linteris, the idea was to see the effect of space travel on the seeds of trees. Our Space Shuttle tree is one of about 200 in NJ and being tracked to see growth and other health factors. Normally, over 100′ tall, let’s help watch.
Look for our Space Shuttle Tree (White Pine) near the north end of the walkway (just before the stores toward New Milford Avenue).