The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project

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About the Author:
Brooks Betz moved to the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township back in 2003 and is devoted to learning, preserving and promoting the rich history of the Somerset Hills area.

The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project

Stories and Drawings from our Young Residents

Authored by Brooks Betz
Authored with Meg Wastie, Melanie Dupuis
Created by Bernards Township Students

To celebrate the 600-year life of the oldest white oak tree in North America, the children of Bernards Township have joined together to honor the historic Basking Ridge great white oak tree in writing and in art.
This effort was made possible with the support of a few noteworthy volunteers; Melanie Dupuis from the William Annin Middle School in Bernards Township, Meg Wastie, Trustee at the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, and Brooks Betz, the Program lead at the historical society. Each of them volunteered their personal time to create the programs and worked with the children that created this most memorable collection.
Children from kindergarten through to Ridge High School participated in the "Tree Views" writing contest and the William Annin "Tree Shirt Contest & Fundraiser". Every elementary school in Bernards Township is represented including Cedar Hill Elementary School, Oak Street Elementary School, Mount Prospect Elementary School, Liberty Corner Elementary School, and St. James Catholic School.

Publication Date:
1546469494 / 9781546469490
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Literary Collections / American / General

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