Tree-sit Archive

Final Press Conference for Science Hill Tree Sit

The tree-sit drew to a close that morning when UC police seized control of Science Hill and arrested the last remaining tree-sitter.

Tree Sit Ends, Redwoods and Oaks Cut on UCSC’s Science Hill

A tree cutting company hired by the university cut down a grove of 100-year-old redwood trees to make way for construction of a Biomedical building.

One Year Anniversary Celebration at the UCSC Tree-Sit

On November 7, 2007, people took to the redwoods at the site of the proposed Biomedical Sciences building to show their opposition to destroying 120 acres of upper campus and having an additional 4,500 students taking from Santa Cruz’s limited resources.

A Glimpse at UCSC’s North Campus

The beautiful forest in North Campus, and the creatures who live there, are under threat by UCSC's controversial 2005 Long Range Development Plan.

Celebrating 200 Days of Tree-Sitting Resistance to UCSC Expansion

UC Santa Cruz students and other community supporters celebrated 200 days of tree-sitting resistance to UCSC's 2005 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP).

Cruz Molina’s Judicial Review Canceled at Last Minute by UCSC

On March 13th, UC Santa Cruz canceled their judicial review hearing against Cruz Molina just before it was set to begin, off-campus, at the UCSC Inn.

Police Officers Pepper Spray People on Science Hill

A student stood below the tree and told people in and below the tree that the reason he was there was because he received an email from UCSC telling him to avoid the tree-sit.

Security Guard and Police Confiscate a Backpack on Science Hill

UC police officers stood below the trees to prevent people from sharing with tree-sitters.

Tree-sit Continues As UCSC Seeks A Court Order To End The Demonstration

Zach Schlesinger, a professor of physics at UCSC, is among the people that the university alleges engaged in a criminal act of food sharing over the holiday break.

Delivering Food to Tree-sitters at UCSC on Christmas

During my brief time on Science Hill, numerous people brought food to the tree-sitters, including Michael Urban, a professor of politics at UCSC.