Last week The Senator, a 3,500 year old bald cypress tree at Big Tree Park was found on fire, burned and collapsed, despite the firefighters trying to save it. Florida has very little impressive history, but this tree was one of a kind in that department. Think of all the things this beautiful tree had been here for! How many hurricanes and who knows what else this tree survived!? It was massive at 118 feet tall, 18 feet wide. Luckily the 2,000 year old Lady Liberty also in Big Tree Park is unharmed. The Senator will be missed! Rest in peace, dear tree.