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Keeping History Alive: Extending the Legacy of a Historic Tree

New Jersey recently lost a historic 500-year old white oak: its life span was more than double the 300-year average of most white oaks. The good news is that New Jersey Forest Service collected acorns before it fell and are now propagating them. To celebrate the NASF #CentennialChallenge, the New Jersey Forest Service will deliver Salem Oak offspring to at least 100 municipalities across the state in the spring of 2020.

This is truly a historic tree. At over 500 years old, it’s not hard to believe that the Quakers met with the Lenni Lenape Native Americans under its branches in 1675. Learn more about the Salem Oak by clicking here.