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10-18-2016 01:33 AM

A 600 year old white oak is scheduled to be cut down. The tree is in Basking Ridge , N.J. they are looking for ideas what can be done with it.


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#1 posted 10-18-2016 01:52 AM

It absolutely must be quarter sawn!!! Good luck finding a mill that will cut a tree that large. Whats the diameter?

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 02:26 AM

I has a 300 years old one in my property and it was 57” in diameter. 114” one would be a big bad tree. Probably full of historical nails and things.

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#3 posted 10-18-2016 02:34 AM

toothpick? given the region and age I would guess the tree has a diameter of 7-8 feet. Why is the tree being taken down?

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#4 posted 10-18-2016 02:40 AM

It’s actually filled with concrete. They pumped it in to stabilize the rotted core.

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#5 posted 10-18-2016 08:50 AM

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#6 posted 10-18-2016 10:44 AM

Also has 260 feet of steel rod and 1500 feet of steel cable.

But should be able to make some thing from it . Maybe some turned items laser engraved to raise money.

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#7 posted 10-18-2016 11:40 AM

How could they know that it is the oldest white oak in the US?

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#8 posted 10-18-2016 12:48 PM

Damn that’s only a few towns over, any chance they are offering up any of the wood? I wouldn’t mind stickering a slab or two even from a branch, if they are going to saw it…

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#9 posted 10-19-2016 02:39 AM



How could they know that it is the oldest white oak in the US?

- WDHLT15

I’m not sure how they would know unless they had bored a core sample from it. Regardless, the wood should be saved/used for something special. You could just tell them it’s worthless and you would be glad to cut it down for free :) It’s a long trip, but I could bring a trailer.

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#10 posted 10-19-2016 10:48 AM



It absolutely must be quarter sawn!!! Good luck finding a mill that will cut a tree that large. Whats the diameter?

- Mork


-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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