Trees Etcetera

Trees are important in a myriad of ways.

History of White Oaks

Salem NJ White Oak falls

The Salem Oak Tree fell around 6 p.m. Wednesday. The tree was estimated to be between 500 and 600 years old.The tree is also believed to be the location in which Quaker John Fenwick, the man who brought the first English settlement to West Jersey in 1675, brokered a treaty with the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe under the branches of the tree. Also, many of Salem’s earliest residents are buried in the graveyard under the tree’s large branches.



Before the fall

The Salem Oak tree was listed as the tallest white oak tree in New Jersey