Wild Florida – Fisheating Creek

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The giant cypress, Memorial Tree, alongside the wild Fisheating Creek, is the embodiment of true Wild Florida.

This massive bald cypress with giant, far-spreading knees is the famous Memorial Tree. It's so named because a local fisherman, while fishing here, was tragically killed when he went to help with an accident on nearby highway 27. This stretch of Fisheating Creek was his favorite spot, so his ashes were spread around the base of this tree. I can see why it was his favorite place. I've only been once, and already I've fallen in love. Most of the pictures you'll see of this tree online are from the wetter months, when it is flooded and much more green. I like that look a lot, and will be sure to return in the wet season!

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