Young now, this white oak may finally grow to the size of its massive ancestor on the Rutgers campus. The white oak, Quercus alba, is among the most majestic trees native to North America, found naturally throughout the East.
Joyce Kilmer's home in New Brunswick still stands, but the hotel in Highland Park where he is said to have spent much of his leisure time does not. That hotel once stood in the triangle between today's Raritan Avenue and Woodbridge Avenue and seems to have been among the gathering places for young people of his day. As this location places the hotel (and Kilmer) only about a three-minute walk from the Highland Park High School, the planting site seems well chosen.
Photos: Arnold Henderson
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