The Brearley Oak is a… – Lawrence Historical Society
This oak is from the 1800s I will continue to research the origin of this lovely oak tree. This tree is well taken care of, which is a nice commentary on today society.
I photographed this amazing champion tree which is a Quercus velutina common name is Black Oak “Brearly Oak” tree located at 3401 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, Mercer County NJ., No of Points 379, 20′ 8″ in circumference, Reporter Frances McCarthy, cir in 249 in, Height 98 ft, crown 128 in.
Charismatic mega flora describes this tree for me.
Historical landmark in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.
This is a champion NJ Quercus velutina, also known as Black Oak. The tree is named the Brearley Oak, after the local Brearly farm family.
The trunk measures 20′ 8″ around, and it stands 98′ tall and the crown is 128′ across. A few of the low limbs are actually in braces, but that’s to be expected when you are an estimated 270 years old!
Truly a majestic giant.
Lawrence Historical Society
The Brearley Oak is a 275-year-old tree on the property of Bristol-Myers Squibb on Princeton Pike. A black oak, the tree is one of the largest specimens…