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Mon Sep 8 2008 U.C. Berkeley's Memorial Oak Grove Cut Down
Starting on Friday September 6th, U.C. Berkeley's Memorial Oak Grove started being cut down. A single line of trees was left along the road as an aesthetic screen.

As of Monday morning, all of the trees that the University plans to cut were down except for a redwood that still has four tree sitters in it. Five people were arrested as they peacefully pleaded with arborists not to destroy the trees.

Tree-sitters fought for the trees for 21 months. Some regarded the Memorial Oak Grove as a sacred place to Native American people. The California Native Plant Society CNPS stated that the Memorial Oak Grove was "an important gene bank for the Coast Live Oak."

photoRead More With Photos | UC Berkeley commits 1st hate crime against WWI Veterans | UC Berkeley Begins Destruction of Berkeley Oak Grove and Shell Mound Site

Previous Oaks Coverage On Indybay:
U.C. Increases Attacks On Berkeley Tree-Sit | As Judge Rules For University, Protesters Demand Appeal | New Developments at U.C. Berkeley's Memorial Oak Grove | Judge Upholds Temporary Injunction Preventing Development | UC Berkeley Starts To Remove Tree-Sits | Berkeley Memorial Grove Tree-Sit Anniversary | UC Berkeley Installs Extra Fencing Around Oaks Tree-Sit | Berkeley Tree-sitters Coming Under Attack | Berkeley Oak Grove Wins Court Injunction | UC Continues to Ignore Berkeley Law that Protects Native Oaks | December 2006: Tree-Sits in Berkeley to Save Oaks

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