New Jersey’s George Washington Sycamore Tree Is One Of The Oldest Living Things In America

The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry catalogs trees of noteworthy size, age, and historical significance into an official register. It is because of this register that we know the Garden State is home to a handful of trees that predate the formation of our nation. While we’ve lost a few icons in recent years, including the 500-year-old Salem Oak, several trees from centuries ago survive.

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Are you a tree person? I’ve always been fascinated by the history of ancient trees…to see what they’ve seen. Of course, they’re also quite pretty!

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