PROTEST IN THE PINES: Woman refuses to leave tree in bid to stop clear-cutting
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — A 19-year-old Bainbridge Island woman has climbed up in an evergreen tree and is refusing to come down to protest plans to cut that tree and hundreds of others for the building of a commercial center.
About 830 trees are slated to be cut down to make way for the future Key Bank Visconsi Mall.
Chiara D’Angelo is sitting up in one of those and said Monday she plans to stay in the tree until the development is stopped.
Visconsi, the Ohio-based developer of the site, has threatened to press charges if she doesn’t come down.