Workers atop the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson Wednesday. Roofwork could be particularly challenging Thursday, when temperatures are expected to peak at around 92 degrees, according to the Weather Channel. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
No, this antlered male deer wasn’t peering in a window at the newly reopened First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill in Red Bank Tuesday evening, but at our camera. A dog-walking passerby said the spot seems to be one of the deer’s favorites. (Click to enlarge)
On the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, atop Tower Hill, is a wonder of a nature: a paper-bark birch throwing off its clothes in paper-thin layers to reveal something purer underneath.
Red Bank arborist Bill Brooks tells redbankgreen that the exfoliation process occurs “pretty much year-round” for the trees, also known as white birch and canoe birch, because Native Americans used the detritus to waterproof their vessels.
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