Photos from a Humboldt tree sit
Trinidad, California- Community supporters brought tofurky, potatoes, and pumpkin pie to the tree sitters on Green Diamond property in Trinidad. The tree sit is on the trail to Strawberry Rock and has been occupied for a little over one year. The timber company plans to clear-cut the area. Check out the beautiful photos below. For background on the campaign, read the news post from the Humboldt Herald and the statement from Redwood Forest Defenders, a group that formed a month after Green Diamond cancelled a THP due to the 4-year occupation of over 50 trees outside Eureka, CA by a different group, Earth First! Humboldt.
Cutten, Ca. – Monday, June 18th 2012 – After 4 years of continuous tree-sitting in the McKay Tract, Earth First! Humboldt is declaring success. Green Diamond Resource Company (GDRC) has sent paperwork to the Calfire’s forestry department, ending the clear-cut logging plan where the tree-sits are located. The logging company recently stated that it’s close to signing a deal to sell roughly 2,000 acres of the western McKay Tract to the Trust for Public Land. The Trust plans to manage the area as a community forest in a similar manner to Arcata’s community forest .
“These trees would have been logged in 2009 if we hadn’t gone up there, and the threat remained until now,” said forest defender Jeremy Jensen. “We are very relieved that there was a positive outcome, and that Green Diamond decided to do the right thing for this particular grove.”