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By Bruce Shipkowski The Associated Press

End of the line: Crews set to take down 600-year-old tree

BERNARDS, N.J. — An imposing white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years is about to come down, leaving residents with a sense of loss as they recall the site that’s been a go-to location for formal photos, a landmark for driving directions and a remarkable piece of natural history.