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This ancient white oak tree, “Quercus alba” in Bedford, New York is estimated to be over 500 years old. It has seen Westchester history from Native American settlements to the Revolutionary War to modern times.

The ground the tree stands on was deeded to the Town of Bedford in 1942 by Harold Whitman in memory of his wife, Georgia Squires Whitman.

Today, the Bedford Historical Society takes care of the old oak.


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