BERNARDS, N.J. Remnants of 600-year-old tree to become furniture
Remnants of a 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that was believed to be among the oldest in the nation will become furniture. The trunk and limbs removed last week from the grounds of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Bernards were delivered Tuesday to Pollaro Custom Furniture in Hillside. Local media reports the company will transform the wood into altar tables for the church and meeting tables for Bernards town hall. The tree weighed 52,600 kilograms and took two days to take down.