We recently wrapped up a project with the Cook Alumni Association, part of
Rutgers University, in which we began the process of dividing up & cataloguing
the very last of the Rutgers Kilmer Oak tree.
The Rutgers Kilmer Oak was an enormous white oak tree that was made famous
by the poem "Trees" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer. (click for more on Kilmer) For years,
the lumber had been lovingly saved.
The finished pieces will be used to promote undergraduate scholarships at Rutgers.
We are very happy to be able to post about our involvement in the long and notable
history of such a famous tree, and we are excited to have had the opportunity to help the
Cook Alumni Association develop their scholarship program.
Education is a commitment that we all must make, not only to ourselves, but to our future.