Remember that post about Chesapeake bald cypresses? Well, some of the largest still in existence are down in Florida’s swampland. Or, at least, they were until an electrical storm felled the mightiest, known as “the Senator,” earlier this week. While enormous trees like “the Senator” used to be unexceptional in America’s vast stands of wilderness, as modernity and its gluttony for space encroaches ever further out, the loss of even one such tree is nothing short of irreplaceable.
Read an article about the Senator’s demise here: http://bit.ly/xomZvO
You can read that original post on bald cypresses here: http://bit.ly/u0gmc7