Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Spooner Tree-sit Raided Today


Tree-sitters in the Nanning Creek tree village sent a text message today saying that Pacific Lumber climbers were raiding the tree-sits. Also two forest defenders were arrested on the ground for trespassing. Activists are heading to the gate to protest against Palco's actions. Some activists have raised concerns that the company is violating the law by cutting branches during Marbled Murrelet nesting season, which ends on September 15. Much of the tree-sitter's gear has been taken or destroyed.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the tree-sitter ok?

Forest Defender said...

Yes, they are all OK!

Anonymous said...

Great! How did they manage to avoid being forced down? Or was the intention of the raid just that?

forestrecon said...

No lumber company climbers have gone up yet to extract the sitters, but they have been checking it out, and they take what thy find on the ground. Climbers came earlier when there were no sitters and cut down gear, but they can't cut the trees till after Sept. 15, when marbled Murrelet nesting season ends.