A Salem Oak Tree has been named the oldest in the state, taking the top spot from a Monmouth County White Oak that was the oldest until it died last year.

The mighty tree is estimated to be 500 to 600 years old. And there's obviously quite a history that surrounds the tree.


According to NJ.com,

According to local legend, it was under the shade of the Salem tree that Salem founder John Fenwick made a peace treaty with the local Lenni-Lenape Indians.
Under its outstretched branches are the graves of many prominent local Quakers.

Source: NJ.com