They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.  They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. 

Isaiah 61:3-4

Oaks of Righteousness

Woodland Northern Red Oak

circa 1785

41 Woodland Dr

​Carmel, IN 46032

One of the Thickest, Tallest, Oldest Oak Trees
The northern red oak (Quercus rubra) has been called “one of the handsomest, cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America” by naturalist Joseph S. Illick, and it is widely considered a national treasure.

This "Woodland Northern Red Oak" is one of the thickest, tallest, and oldest oak trees in Indiana.  It is known for its brilliant fall color and great value to wild life.  A red oak can live about 200 years, but this one is estimated to be over 235 years old.  Its massive trunk is five feet in diameter.  It is 94 feet tall, and offers great shade due to a dense 90-foot-wide crown.   

This means this tree predates the United States Constitution (1789).  The Revolutionary War was just ending (1783).  George Washington would soon be elected President.  Indiana was not a state yet (1816). In fact, pretty much everything we know today as Carmel, Indiana came after this one, 235-year-old oak.  

Love At Work Ministries 
Someone once said, "The best time to plant an oak tree was 25 years ago. The second best time is NOW.”  And we have the opportunity to do just that.

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Meet Nathan 
Nathan went to school today dressed as a tree.  He put on a brown outfit like a tree trunk. 

But more than a tree, I see a doctor, with the help of God, of course.  He still lacks many years, but even now I visualize my son a great doctor, with God first. 

                   Nathan’s mother, Jahaira.

A National Treasure