This past weekend, activists and politicians joined together to rally support to save one of the oldest living trees in Central Florida.
Constitution Green Park in downtown Orlando features several live oak trees, one of which is over 100 years old. This park is privately owned but has been maintained by the City of Orlando for very many years. The family that owns the area has attempted to sell the land, leaving it open to plans of development. Eric Rollings, Andrea Hays, Chris Castro, and Commissioner Patty Sheehan, among others spoke at the rally to garner support in hopes of protecting the park and promoting the existence of green spaces.
Read what Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer had to say about Constitution Green: http://www.cityoforlando.net/mayor/2015/03/historic-tree-at-constitution-green-should-be-saved/