Monday, January 16, 2012

'The Senator,' R. I. P.

'The Senator' falls, world's 5th oldest tree destroyed by fire in Longwood: A 3,500-year-old Central Florida landmark is no more.

A fire early Monday has destroyed the 125-foot-tall bald cypress tree known as "The Senator," the centerpiece of Longwood's Big Tree Park.

"The Senator" was the tallest cypress tree in Florida, and believed to be the oldest of its kind in North America, and the fifth oldest tree in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was getting a little excited when I first saw this headline, I thought they were talking about Harry Reid.