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Wednesday 29 August 2012 2.24pm
David Williams has got back. He's read the thread. He asks what type of trees they are. Anyone know?

Sorry, Lang Rabbie. Just seen your post. I've emailed him.
Wednesday 29 August 2012 2.37pm
He's got back already. He says one of the pictures on Smoke looks like Sycamore bark. He says 'The Moon Trees were sycamores, loblolly pines, sweetgums, redwoods and douglas firs.' I think he might want a definite identification, and if he gets one he might register the trees on his site.
Lang Rabbie, could you identify them for sure?
Wednesday 29 August 2012 3.13pm
I would suggest you get in touch with Iain Boulton at Lambeth Parks department who as a professional ecologist would be better placed than me to say for sure that they aren't "common or garden" London Planes.
Wednesday 29 August 2012 4.03pm
Thanks Lang Rabbie. I've emailed Iain about the goings on...
Hopefully this will lead to a definite identification. Guess it'll take some time though.
Wednesday 29 August 2012 4.29pm
Luise Rayner only counted sixteen tags in this Blogpost from May - One small step along Kennington Road.

I think this is just that Luise missed Frank Borman's tree, and not that the tree/plaque is lost, as there appears to be a more recent photo of this tree on Flickr

However, this July Flickr set only has sixteen photos, implying that the photographer "The Quiet Busker" couldn't find one of them (Alfred M Worden by my quick comparison).

This tree-spotting is harder work than I thought!
Thursday 30 August 2012 8.13am
Beetroot i'm sure they planted 4 types of tree and because of different climates they type of tree was sent to a climate that suited it, the trees they used were, Lobiolly pine, Sycamore, Redwood, and Douglas fir, I also think there are some in Italy but I'm not 100% sure.
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