A 600 Year Old New Jersey Oak Tree is Dying

Sometimes a story about the environment is really about something that is just fascinating. The New Jersey Oak Tree in this story certainly qualifies as fascinating. 600 years. Now that is quite a lifetime. Way beyond that of its species (White Oak).

New Jersey Oak Tree GraphicThe tree is now in its declining years and that is a shame.

So all that I can really write about this great living history is that before it dies, you should make a trip to see it. I remember the tree in better years from college, and indeed it has declined. But hey, none of us will look this good at 600…

And for those who don’t have a context…that means that this tree was growing before Columbus came to our shores.

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600-year-old New Jersey oak tree is dying

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