The only property within the Local Historic District that is not, nor ever was a human built structure is the old Oak Tree. The Tree is very large and picturesque. It is sometimes called the “Majestic” Oak Tree. The Tree holds a claim to witnessing the entire history of Braintree, making it at least 375 years old, although it is likely older than that. The Tree stands as a town landmark in the center of Gilbert L. Bean Circle.