Update from the Treetops – (2009)

1990-2010, Alternative Spaces, Blockade/Barricade, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Occupation, Privatization, Sabotage/Ecotage, Self Institution, Tactics of Disruption, The 'Natural World'

The article, written by an unnamed farmer participating in the occupation, describes the “tree-village” that has formed in a Humboldt County, California forest. The logging company Green Diamond has permits to destroy both the rare grove of residual Old-Growth Redwoods and the population of endangered Northern Spotted Owls in the forest. Those within the tree-village have tied over 40 trees together with rope, forming a defense network, and have called others to join the “tree-village,” and tackle imminent threats.

“…they have not backed off logging the grove we occupy, and we will continue to stand with this forest and it’s inhabitants until the threat is lifted.”