Anti-HS2 campaigners have set up a treetop camp outside Leamington Spa’s town hall to mark ‘National Tree Killing Day’.
An activist climbed a tree outside the town hall at 7:30 this morning to mark ‘National Tree Killing Day’.
Today wildlife protections end allowing HS2 Ltd to restart work felling trees to make room for the high-speed rail project HS2.
The controversial high speed rail project aims to increase rail capacity however activists say the project will cause wide-scale environmental and ecological destruction of ancient woodlands.
Eric, a squatter who joined the HS2 campaign 12 months ago sits in the tree in a makeshift structure, he says;