Woman admits to burning down 3,500-year-old tree while smoking meth: Well, isn’t this wonderful.
The massive tree — which stood for over 3,500 years in what is now Longwood, Florida — was the oldest pond cypress tree in the world, and was believed to be the fifth-oldest tree on the planet. And on January 16th of this year, after smoldering unnoticed for over a week, The Senator became engulfed in flames and fell to Earth, utterly destroyed. [...]
[26-year-old Sarah Barnes] and a friend were inside the tree taking methamphetamine.