J L Tree

The J L tree is so named because of the legend of Jimmy Lynch. He was a high school student who lived in Lakewood in the 70’s. he was murdered in a park in town and his girlfriend carved his initials into the tree where he died. Within a few years, the tree branches formed the letters J L and still can be seen to this day. If you get your car close to the J L tree, word has it your car will stall out./

Supposedly Jimmy is buried in a cemetery in Spruce Street. There are tales of eerie figures in white that haunt the cemetery.

I have not visited the J L tree because I don’t know where this legendary tree is. If anyone does, please share, thanks.

16 responses to this post.

  1. It’s at ocean County recyclables dump. It’s in Lakewood, NJ.


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  3. Posted by Mike on May 9, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    It’s off hermosa by mendocino through the gated area and at the end of that road. You’ll see the 2 trees taller than the others. I didn’t see JL carved into them though.


  4. Posted by Watcher on July 6, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    I live on the street next to the road where the tree is on, on mendocino ct. From my room window i have a perfect view of the tree, it is very eerie. It makes me very uncomfortable. that might only be because of my sensitivity to supernatural things. I know that God will protect me, and he is watching over me so I can sleep easy.


  5. Posted by Louise D on January 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    The JL tree is behind the old Hermosa park on Hermosa Ave off of Old County Line Rd in Raintree by Holy Family. Theres a water treatment building and the OC garage there now but u can still see the two trees that look like the letters J and L above the horizon of trees. Jimmy Lynch was an LMS young teen who was picked on for being what today we call gothic. He would only talk to himself, wear all black, and never spoke. One day he told the bus stop kids who were pickn on him to meet him at the park where he would get beat up.He was standn on a branch n hung himself infront of everyone. He had a note saying the playground and woods would be damned. A neighborhood girl did carve JL RIP on the tree. “They” say if u go in the woods you hear nothing- no birds or animals. Play on the swings and u may hear whispering. Theres more but thats the jist. I lived down the street on RED OAK for over 22yrs, slept and camped out in the park n walked and went bike riding on the trails in the 80s and early 90s.Ive heard stuff at nite but not much. It is very spooky though. He would have graduated LHS in 1977.


  6. Posted by Peggy on July 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Ok, I’m confused. I am looking for info on a tree on Countyline Road in PA. Is this wha you are talking about, or are you in NJ?


  7. Posted by Alex Dimlin on February 5, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    From Rt 9 in Lakewood, turn onto County Line Road going East. Go about a mile and it turns into Lanes Mill Rd. Turn left onto Ridge Ave at the light at Holy Family Church. Go a block or so and turn right onto Old County Line Rd. Go about a half mile, and turn left onto Hermosa Drive. Go a block or two and you will see the old park on your right. You will also see a long paved road that leads to Ocean COunty Garage there on your right. If you look up at the end of the road (while still sitting on Hermosa), you will clearly see the J L trees.


  8. Posted by Alex Dimlin on February 5, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    The trees are located at Hermosa Park off of Hermosa Drive, in Lakewood. Coming from Rt 9 South, turn left onto County Line Rd (turns into Lanes Mill Rd). Go about a mile, and then turn left onto Red Oak Drive after the light at the intersection at Holy Family Church. Go 2 blocks and make a right onto Old County Line Rd. Go about half a mile and turn left onto Hermosa Drive. THe old park will be on your right and a long road. You can see the trees on your right at the end of the long road.


  9. Posted by ryAnn on October 31, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    Wevee been following these directions that nUmber 2 left and they are fakee ass directions. We haven’t found the tree. Soo I suggest thAt no onee trys to follow these directionss.


  10. Posted by angry viewer on October 8, 2010 at 12:28 AM

    I just went to find this tree and was even infront of the garage and there is nothing! This is all fake don’t waste your time!!


  11. Posted by kaela on June 6, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    okay so you want to know about and where the jl tree.. it is like a five minute walk from where i live.. and i have been there up in person, i have seen the tree and what looks to be like jl out of the highest branches. its pretty freaky there. i went with my one friend and lets just say dont go alone..so my neighborhood is reintree.. what your going to do is go down newport dr. continue onto malibu follow that all the way to the end make a left hand turn onto east county line road. now the jl tree is hidden up one of the streets. i can tell you do not turn up cabria or bryan… i believe when you make a left hand turn onto e.county line road from malibu i think it is the third maybe fourth street down.. so there you go.. l8trz


  12. Posted by jerseyhole on July 23, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    I grew up in Ramtown. These trees amaze me every time I see them. It would be nice if someone posted a pic.


  13. hey thats an interesting story but i dont really know where it is located, sorry!


  14. Posted by kayla on April 8, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Hi there. Okay so, your going down east county line road. And there is a point that the road changes its name, I believe the intersection is Ridge Rd. Anyways. the easiest way to find the tree, is follow signs that tell you where the Ocean County Garage is. That was originaly the Park, and recently evened out and turned into the Garage. Yes the tree is still there, I was there tonight. VERY scary! i still cannot believe my eyes. Anyways, i was amazed we found it. Hope you good luck =D


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