From the book History of the Tarrytowns, Westchester County, New York, from Ancient Times to the Present
Book by Jeff Canning and Wally Buxton

This supernatural tree named Hokohongas by the Weckquaesgeeks tribe stood for over 300 years in the area we know today as Philipse Manor. The tree was of utmost importance to the tribe and their annual wheat ceremonies were held underneath it. It was also used as a final resting place for their leaders. Nearby, the fort which protected the tribe from hostile Natives stood on what is today The Old Dutch Church. The tree died shortly before WWI and was cut down.