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Redwoods Cut on UCSC's Science Hill for Biomedical Building
Over four hundred days ago, a handful of activists climbed up into the trees on Science Hill as a symbol of resistance to the university's plan to destroy 120 acres of campus forest. For the past 13 months, the tree sit has drawn attention to UCSC's reckless plan to develop upper campus without regard for the welfare of one of Santa Cruz's last wild ecosystems.
On December 13th at approximately 8 AM, the tree sit drew to a close as police seized control of Science Hill, arresting one tree sitter. Later, a tree cutting company (William's Tree Service) hired by the university cut down a grove of 100 year old redwood trees to make way for construction of a Biomedical building.
University of California police officers came from all over the state, including Riverside and Los Angeles.
** PLEASE SEE THE SECOND SET OF PHOTOS AT:
Redwoods Cut on UCSC's Science Hill for Biomedical Building (Part II)