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! About The Pheonix Neighborhood Wild Chicken The Senator Story in Signs Walkway to The Senator and Lady Liberty Lady Liberty Plaque The Senator’s Remains Top of Lady Liberty Extra: The Senator in the Past The Phoenix Lady Liberty Purple Heart Trail Approaching The Senator Big Tree Story...