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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
From the Grist -

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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To: Libloather

3 posted on 03/09/2012 5:50:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather

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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To: Libloather

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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To: Libloather


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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To: yarddog
“Cypress must be really rot resistant.”

It was used in IL. for hog and cattle pens because it would
not rot even when wet and covered with manure.

21 posted on 03/09/2012 7:21:27 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

I planted a Bald Cypress in my back yard (Pennsylvania), seems they’ll grow almost anywhere, it’s 8 years old and about 40 feet high


22 posted on 03/09/2012 7:30:13 PM PST by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: al baby
And you know its not bs how ?!!!!!!!

Because you didn't name them. You probably couldn't name them.

23 posted on 03/09/2012 8:11:48 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: this_ol_patriot

How fast does a baldcypress grow?
Does yours have knees?
Have the roots spread on your lawn?
Do you know if the roots will attack a sewer if it runs out of water like a willow would?

This morning I was searching for something to plant in a swamp area on my property. I didn’t want a willow because wouldn’t fit in with the look of my house. My heart skipped a beat when I came across the Baldcypress. I’ve been searching the web for info but haven’t found any info about the roots and water pipes.

RIP Senator.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 8:12:30 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Libloather
I was visiting a machine shop about a mile away.
As I pulled up, I noticed the newschoppers circling.
Soon the smell of smoke was very heavy in the building.
The people in the shop who were locals were very upset.
They were telling me about their grandparents taking them to see it as children. They had taken their children. Now the chain of tradition is broken by a druggie.Drug use - Meth - another liberal victimless drug crime.
25 posted on 03/09/2012 8:14:31 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Libloather; smoothsailing; Slings and Arrows; SWAMPSNIPER

26 posted on 03/09/2012 8:23:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

No knees it’s not in a super wet area but when it rains it gets more runoff than the rest of the yard, the roots haven’t spread above ground. I remember cypress knees from when I visited Cypress Gardens years ago and it doesn’t have those. It hasn’t made any cones yet.

It looks exactly like this picture, maybe a bit wider.

http://www.tree-pictures.com/baldcypress3.jpg


27 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:23 PM PST by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; NYC GOP Chick; ...
Sheeeee-yit. Time to be back public flogging.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 8:32:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Libloather

I live a couple miles away from the Senator.

It was cold that night. I told my wife that some doper was probably around the tree smoking dope.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 8:33:10 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Liberal Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something)
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To: al baby

well stune mah beeber. that was a hugh and series tree.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 8:44:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: VeniVidiVici

It looks like the meth head went to some trouble to light the tree. This wasn’t just a carelessly dropped match, and she got out unscathed then videoed the burning on her cell phone camera.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 8:47:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: smoothsailing

That Angel Oak is the stuff a kid’s dreams are made of. Can you imagine the tree house that you could build up there? I’m 65 and I would still enjoy hiding out in a tree house like that.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 9:18:30 PM PST by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: beelzepug

You are so right! I love that tree. :)


33 posted on 03/09/2012 9:24:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: this_ol_patriot

It’s beautiful.
I look forward to adopting one soon.


34 posted on 03/09/2012 9:24:57 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Libloather

This is genuinely disturbing. What a loss...

3,500 years this tree survived everything thrown at it, then some loadie comes along and burns it down on a lark.

Oh well, the Left is doing the same thing to our nation.

. . . . . . .

I’m really sorry this happened.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 9:31:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I got mine at Lowes of all places, the only problems I’ve had with it was rabbits gnawing at first, that was solved with fencing and it does get a few bagworms but I never saw any damage from them. At first I cut them all off but now it’s too tall to do it, since it loses it’s leaves in the fall anyway it hasn’t been an issue. Mine does leaf out later then my other trees but in the fall it changes around the time my red maple does. Both together make a great fall postcard view.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 9:33:25 PM PST by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: I am bigjohn; al baby
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

Please, guys. Don't embarrass yourselves with such an adolescent distinction. When it is said that a tree is the 5th oldest tree in the world, everyone knows what is meant is that it's the 5th oldest of the known oldest trees in the world. Just like when someone says that another is the world's shortest man, it's taken for granted that this means the man who is known to be the shortest in the world. There could be another out there shorter than that, but if anyone said, "You can't say he's the shortest in the world if you haven't gone out and measured each and every living person" he just looks like a child belaboring a point everyone already knows.
37 posted on 03/09/2012 9:40:35 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Libloather

A new world record Pond Cypress, taxiodium ascendens, has just been discovered in a No.Carolina preserve.
More information is in the preserve’s February newsletter
at:
www.walthour-moss.org


38 posted on 03/09/2012 9:58:07 PM PST by TLOne (All terrorists want is for us to bow and worship their god. Oh, and to let them rule.)
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To: Libloather

A new world record Pond Cypress, taxiodium ascendens, has just been discovered in a No.Carolina preserve.
More information is in the preserve’s February newsletter
at:
www.walthour-moss.org


39 posted on 03/09/2012 9:58:15 PM PST by TLOne (All terrorists want is for us to bow and worship their god. Oh, and to let them rule.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

It’s probably not 40 feet more like 25 to 30, how high is a peaked roof on a single story house, that’s how tall it is. They grow moderately fast but my Thuja “Green Giant” wall of green at the back of my property outpaces it by a longshot.

I would not plant it near sewer lines, I would not plant maples or oaks near sewer lines. Any tree near a sewer line could cause trouble even if it’s just fine hair roots that get in, they will eventually fill up the line and clog it.

Still I have a birch in my front that is about 10 feet away but has a very vertical growth habit, roots often mimic above ground growth. Dogwood, magnolia, redbud, most of the ornamentals can be recommended.


40 posted on 03/10/2012 2:18:59 AM PST by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: al baby; I am bigjohn

Jealousy is an ugly thing, but you can relax. This nice young lady burned the point of contention down.

Few varieties of trees would last anywhere close to this long.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 2:34:30 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dinodino

These wander about transient meth heads are all over Florida. They come from everywhere. Too bad they stay. This one was/is a real piece of work. Some come down for bike week and never leave! Ugh!

(Florida resident here too)


43 posted on 03/10/2012 9:17:21 AM PST by poobear
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