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Liberty Tree Project Update

Posted: February 8, 2023

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) and the Rotary Club of Randolph have joined forces to save an artifact of our township’s natural, national and cultural history by preserving a piece of the massive White Oak known as the Liberty Tree.

Dating back to 1720, the Liberty Tree was a “first growth” tree, a survivor from the time when this region was covered by virgin forest and pre-dated the Revolutionary War. The tree was removed in August 2018 due to safety concerns, with its trunk and branches saved and stored at the Randolph recycling center. At this time, the remnants of the Liberty Tree need to be cut, debarked, dried, and treated in order to be salvageable to complete the planned slice exhibits.

We need your help! Please share information with friends and family, attend the open house/talk on February 28, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Randolph Community Center, and contribute to the HSOR Liberty Tree Fundraising Campaign.

For more information, contact the HSOR project lead, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or 201.621.3684 or the HSOR president and project advisor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or 973.895.3869. Donations can be sent to HSOR, P.O. Box 1776, Ironia, NJ 07845.