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Tree-sits protected on old Pacific Lumber land
Can you believe it! Both current Humboldt County tree-sits are officially saved and protected. Yesterday, Forest Defenders, and a crew from National Geographic accompanied Chief Forester and President of the newly formed Humboldt Redwood Company, Mike Jani, to Fern Gully Tree Village, Freshwater, CA, and the grove around the tree known as “Jerry,” that has been a major part of the struggle. Earlier, activists also hiked Jani in the well known Nanning Creek Tree Village, headed-up by long time Forest Defender, Amy.
It’s official as of Tuesday when Mike Jani, Chief Forester of Humboldt Redwood Company, and fellow Forest Defenders / Activists accompanied Jani to both tree villages as well as the grove around the tree “Jerry” on Tuesday afternoon.
Both tree-sits were granted a class 1 and class 2 (boundary) preserve status, which grants full protection over the direct groves. More details can be found on this article here.
It’s been years, but the work of forest defense has finally paid off with these sits! I, and fellow defenders are still in shock of this recent news. But as we said last night in the below KMUD Radio interview, we’re still keeping at it!
KMUD news story regarding the transition from outdate logging practices, to setting aside old growth.