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Charges in burning of 3,500-year-old Fla tree (smoking meth inside)
Yahoo ^ | 2/28/12

Posted on 03/09/2012 5:44:47 PM PST by Libloather

Edited on 03/09/2012 5:48:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a central Florida woman is in jail, charged with setting a fire that burned one of the world's oldest cypress trees.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: burning; florida; meth; napl; tree
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But they’ve now ruled it right back in, arresting 26-year-old Sara Barnes for lighting the Senator on fire while sitting inside it doing meth.

http://grist.org/list/woman-arrested-for-burning-down-3500-year-old-tree/

1 posted on 03/09/2012 5:44:52 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Sat in the tree and set it afire? A hollow tree? A tree in her yard or in a park?


2 posted on 03/09/2012 5:49:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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3 posted on 03/09/2012 5:50:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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4 posted on 03/09/2012 5:53:06 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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5 posted on 03/09/2012 5:53:06 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Cicero
125 feet tall
17.5 feet in diameter
Between 3,400 and 3,600 years old
Over 5,100 cubic feet in volume
Fifth-oldest tree in the world
Oldest pond cypress in the world
Largest pond cypress in the country
Largest tree east of the Mississippi
6 posted on 03/09/2012 5:53:09 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Honestly some times news is just wild.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 5:55:05 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Libloather

I think I know of a couple of bigger maple trees. My hometown has a couple of real monsters.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 5:59:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Libloather

Fifth-oldest tree in the world

OH BS!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:03:05 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Libloather

Yay, Florida!

(in the interest of full disclosure, I am a proud FL resident, but will wonders never cease?)


10 posted on 03/09/2012 6:03:09 PM PST by dinodino
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11 posted on 03/09/2012 6:04:41 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: smoothsailing

They will need to update that sign.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 6:06:28 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Libloather

Cypress must be really rot resistant.

A few days ago, I drove by my Mother’s old home. The old barn is still there tho it is not being well cared for. It must be at least a hundred years old.

The sides are made from huge slabs of cypress and do not appear to have deteriorated a bit, despite not being painted or treated in any way that I am aware of.

This is in Florida and pine left untreated like that would rot quickly.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 6:06:55 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Libloather
The Tree - Angel Oak
14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:19:26 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: yarddog

Cypress is very rot resistant. About the only wood to use in Florida.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:15 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mkjessup

>> If that meth head wants to set a Senator on fire, I can think of plenty of more worthy candidates.

now that there’s funny


17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:54:10 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: al baby

And you know its BS how?


18 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
The very fact of singling out 1 tree as the 5th oldest on a planet that hasn't yet been fully explored would make the call of BS a pretty good bet. IMHO

of course if you've conducted a survey of all the rest of the trees....

19 posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:31 PM PST by I am bigjohn
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To: driftdiver

And you know its not bs how ?!!!!!!!


20 posted on 03/09/2012 7:18:53 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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