More evidence of the 17th century can be see through ancient champion trees that can be found throughout Sowams. Some of the trees served a meeting spots for American Aborigine, such as the Council Oak in Dighton, MA.i Aboriginal families would gather acorns from the trees to grind into an edible flour for stews or bread.
A champion white oak sits next to Birch Swamp Road in North Warren not far from King’s Rock and Sachem Knoll.
Largess Forresty founder Matthew “Twig” Largess estimates the size of the tree at over 17 feet in circumference which would make it 300-400 years old.
Matt Largess and Helen Tjader examine another large white oak tree at the St. Andrew’s School farm in Barrington.
Matt measures this tree at roughly twelve feet in diameter and over sixty feet high at its crown.
Both trees are remarkably healthy and, if protected, could easily last a few hundred more years.