Teen oak going home to take up where 600-year-old dad left off | Di Ionno

The son of the famed Basking Ridge Oak will be headed home soon, replanted in the churchyard his father has shaded, blanketed with fallen leaves and littered with acorns for more than 600 years.

In one of those recent years – 2001 to be exact — Tom Ombrello went to the church and scooped up a couple of hundred acorns from the big guy to nurture and grow a little guy to add to his collection.

Ombrello is a biologist and professor at Union County College in Cranford. There, off the winding road to the overflow parking lots at the back of the …read more

Source: NJ.com Mercer

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