SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Almost two years after an ancient and massive cypress tree burned down in Seminole County, there are new efforts to get the tree's clone planted.
A third clone of the tree will be
Tiffany Weider is keeping a family tradition alive.
"I remember as a family growing up, we would always come to Big Tree Park and walk down and see The Senator," Weider said.
But The Senator lives on.
Scientists had taken samplings of The Senator before it burned down and harvested them to create 50-foot replicas of the tree. Now, one of those replicas is going to Oviedo at the park.
"We're going to put it by a water feature. It's in a prominent location, so as it
It's going to cost about
Barnes' trial should start next month.
"I think the clone is a kind of a neat way to pass it on; to keep the tree alive in some sense," said Weider.
Investigators said Barnes told them she started the fire because it was dark and she wanted to see the drugs that she was doing.
However, she had pleaded not guilty.