It's rare to find any old growth trees in Florida. This is a living cypress tree in Goethe State Forest. Like most old cypress trees, it has been topped out by centuries of lightening strikes. I couldn't get the whole tree in the shot, so I settled for it's massive base. Since this pictue was taken, the tree has put on 2 more growth rings and the boy has put on a foot or two of height. Also there is now a boardwalk out to this amazing tree...we slogged through the swamp.