Story Highlights Summer heat kills a white oak tree that has shaped a community’s image Its wood will be saved and used in a still undecided way Basking Ridge, New Jersey CNN — Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in its shadow. The tree was standing when settlers purchased the landRead More →

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Locals say George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette — the Frenchman who funded American patriots with cold, hard money — picnicked in the shade he provided. Rank and file soldiers are said to have rested below, gathering strength before defeating the Redcoats. It is aRead More →

Q: My evergreen oak is over 20 years old. Some leaves turn yellow and fall off. Although there is new growth, it is not as vigorous as in previous years. The tree is drip irrigated and receives deep watering twice a month. There is a 5 foot circle below withRead More →