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Evidence Shows Basking Ridge Oak Was Indeed (About) 600 Years Old

December 17, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Local lore has always had it that the famed Basking Ridge oak tree presiding over the town center was about 600 years old.

Turns out the guesstimate may have been amazingly close.

Township Administrator Bruce McArthur reported last week that analysis of a slab showing the rings in the tree, felled earlier in the spring after it had stopped producing ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Become an environmental steward in the Garden State; classes begin January 2018

December 14, 2017

Are you looking for ways to make a difference in 2018? How about joining the close to 600 Rutgers Environmental Stewards who have made a commitment to protecting New Jersey’s environment since 2005?

Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer the Environmental Stewards Program in four different New Jersey counties, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Atlantic, starting in late ...