Home / Environment / Florida loses oldest cypress tree

Florida loses oldest cypress tree

By

Florida’s oldest cypress tree was known as “The Senator.”  The tree which survived more than 3,500 years burned to the ground on Monday in Longwood, Florida.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis has more.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Source:  Retired University of Professor of Botany Daniel Ward

About Front Page Edition

Check Also

Anthony Dennis, the environmental health director at the Alachua County Health Department, sets up a generation one BG-Sentinel trap, which is used to trap Aedes mosquitoes. Aedes mosquitoes are the species that carry various diseases, including Zika. Dennis is planning to place BG-Sentinel traps near already existing light traps in the county (Rachel Mowat/WUFT News).

Mosquito Trapping Begins for the Summer Season

By using chickens and mosquito traps, the Alachua County Health Department has begun collecting data to learn more about potential diseases and local threats.