The Basking Ridge Oak tree that was removed in April of last year was found to be 619 years old. Frank Pollaro, from Pollaro Furniture, is working to preserve the wood from the tree. Frank, and his team, examined a solid cross-section of the tree and counted the rings several times with a magnifying glass. That means the tree stated it’s life in 1398.
The wood from the tree will be turned into a communion table for the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Sanctuary and a conference room table for Bernards Township. A cross-section of the trunk will be given to the church to serve as a memorial to the tree’s incredible history.