The Senator Burned

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Landscape Poet, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    A-holes :mad: I mean really, who the xxxx does something like that?

    I was driving down the road, probably 30 miles away from where that would be this morning and I could smell something burning. Very strong smelling compared to most wood fires. I commented on the peculiar smell. That was probably it.

    I honestly did not know anything about this tree until last year or so. I intended to go see it sometime :(
     
  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Keith - I made it up there last year to look at it after reading about it online actually. It is sad that something so old and graceful could be intentionally set on fire if that is what happened.
     
  4. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sad... very sad. No respect, no values, no morals, no consience, no brains. Very sad state of affairs.
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    very sad.......
     
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    They seem to think that is was not arson, just an act of nature. I hope that turns out to be the case.
     
  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Spontaneous combustion? I don't think so...
     
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    This article says that too Keith - but then at the bottom of the article it goes on to say that if people were caught it would be a federal crime since it was listed as a national landmark????? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  9. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was it the area about 1/2 mile away this morning and watched a helicopter with a bucket dropping water but didn't know that it was the big tree until later in the day. You just didn't realize the size of the tree until you stood in front of it. 3500 years old it's hard to believe what it went through before this and survived.
     
  10. keithslawnc

    keithslawnc LawnSite Member
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    They now believe that the core of the tree may have been smoldering for some time caused by a lightning strike.
     

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