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Bert the Bluff Oak’s Fate Revealed

Bert The Bluff Oak, a heritage tree on the University of Florida's campus, will be torn down sometime in the next week, according to Steve Orlando, senior director of UF media relations. UF has settled on design that will remove 36 trees in the area, including five other heritage trees.

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Bert The Bluff Oak Waits For Fate

A meeting will be held to decide on construction plans for the University of Florida’s Nuclear Sciences Building. After student and faculty voiced opposition over the potential removal of a 200-year-old oak tree named Bert, the architects were tasked with coming up with alternate plans that would spare the tree.

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UF Students, Staff Attempt To Save Heritage Trees

The people behind a social media campaign that took root over night are celebrating a little victory for a very big tree. After discovering a unique tree on the University of Florida's campus is scheduled for removal because of construction, a group of students and faculty rallied to save it.

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