A South Jersey community is preserving its history and its heritage in a unique way. A chainsaw artist turned a historic 235-year-old oak tree into a masterpiece — all while being 20 feet up in the air. The tree carving — a permanent memorial — highlights Buena Vista’s founding 150 years ago.
When the tree died in 2015, the community looked for a way to keep it as the centerpiece of Saw Mill Park on Route 40. Richmond Village reached out to Integrated Pest Management, a Certified Sentricon Specialist™, for termite protection.
Dow AgroSciences donated the materials and Integrated Pest Management donated its labor and time to install the Sentricon® System around the giant white oak tree. The pest company will also continue to provide ongoing preventative protection.
“You don’t come across this type of historic site often,” says David Damiano, president of Integrated Pest Management. “When the village reached out to us for termite protection, we were happy to help out and help preserve a piece of history for Buena Vista. We’re looking forward to celebrating the community’s sesquicentennial this year.”