The large white oak tree on Oakland Ave. in front of Sterling Bank in Warwick will be removed on Tues., Oct. 23 by Hickory Tree Service. This historic tree has succumbed to various diseases overtime and removal is necessary. This ancient oak sits along what was the original Kings Highway, which was a colonial route that connected Philadelphia to Newburgh. One imagines that General Washington and his soldiers rode past this tree during our nations fight for independence. Sadly, the Village is losing a bit of Warwick’s history. A new oak will be planted close by to start anew!