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Man Arrested After Staging Tree-Sitting

Last updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

(UNDATED) - A California man was arrested Monday after staging a tree-sit Monday aimed at stopping a logging operation in Morgan-Monroe state forest.

25-year-old Shawn Putnam faces charges of criminal trespass. "Friends of Morgan-Monroe and Earth First" said the tree was in an area where logging is scheduled to take place on steep slopes, resulting in soil erosion and other damage.

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