With UF students help, Bert the Oak lives another day

April 18, 2015 5:38 AM

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A social media campaign begun by University of Florida students has succeeded — for now — in stopping the axe from falling on a massive tree they have named Bert.

An advisory committee that reviews the removal of trees for new buildings recently told architects for the NEXUS project to design a plan that saves the oak along with several other "heritage" trees — large, old trees considered to have unique value.

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