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Woman Torched Ancient Cypress to Better See Drugs

Sara Barnes charged with setting fire that destroyed 3,500-year-old tree

(Newser) - When we last visited the sad tale of "the Senator," arson had been ruled out as the source of the fire that felled the famously ancient cypress tree. Now, a pathetic and unfortunate cause emerges: Sara Barnes, 26, was charged yesterday with setting the fire that burned the... More »

One of the World's Oldest Cypress Trees Burns Down

Arson ruled out in felling of Florida's 'The Senator'

(Newser) - A historic cypress tree, thought to be one of the oldest in the world, is no more after catching fire and being destroyed early today. "The Senator," or "The Big Tree" as Central Floridians called it, was estimated to be 3,500 years old in 1946. "... More »

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