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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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Smoky conditions persist from Marion County flare up

Though the fire in Orange Springs is 100% contained, fire fighters remain on the scene to monitor the area. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the fire that started two weeks ago flared up yesterday, but fire fighters managed to keep the surrounding area safe. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Bond4.mp3] Due to excessive smoke, …

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