Woman Admits To Burning Down 3,500-Year-Old Tree

A woman has admitted to burning down the world’s 5th oldest tree, a 3,500-year-old ‘Senator’ tree, in Seminole County, reports WFTV9:

Agents said Barnes took pictures of the fire and downloaded the images to her cellphone and computer. Officials said she showed people the images, and said “I can’t believe I burned down a tree older then Jesus.”

Flames burned the tree from the inside out.

Barnes admitted to authorities that she lit the fire.

 

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