The Big Tree is Gone But Its Legend Lives On

My wife and I visited Big Tree Park in Seminole County, FL, the other day. It was her first visit. I hadn’t been there for years. The last time I was there, The Senator, a 3500 year old pond cyprus tree, was still standing in all its glory. Unfortunately, an arsonist, trying to get high, burned down the tree on January 16, 2012. 3500 years of history gone in a couple of hours! We got to see whats left of The Senator but also Liberty, a 2000 year old pond cypress which stands about 40 feet away form Big Tree, and a clone of the Senator, the Phoenix. I took some photos of our visit. Hope you enjoy them! The Senator’s Remains Big Tree Story Plaque Walkway to The Senator and Lady Liberty The Phoenix Extra: The Senator in the Past Neighborhood Wild Chicken Approaching The Senator Lady Liberty Plaque The Senator Story in Signs Top of Lady Liberty Purple Heart Trail Lady Liberty About The...