instead of longitudinally,” Pollaro said.
“This makes it possible to display the
incredible six centuries of annular
rings dating back to the arrival of
Christopher Columbus on our shores.
Visible to the naked eye, the viewer can
easily see each year, and the difference
in growth between the years based on
And there is more history to be
seen. “During milling this week, we bi-
sected a Revolutionary War era musket
bullet lodged in the tree,” Pollaro said.
“We can count back to the exact year
that this bullet was fired into the tree.
Each of the limited-edition tables will be accompanied by a leather-bound hardcover book detailing the history of the tree’s life and its unique
journey through the felling and milling process.
While cutting the 600-year-old tree’s trunk,
the crew sliced through a Revolutionary War
musket ball, evidence of the history seen by
the ancient tree.
The main trunk section weighs 48,000
pounds and is 25 feet in length. Continued...