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I would never spend two years in a tree I knew that before reading this book and I m evenconvinced now However, I have the deepest respect for people who put their heart, soul and life into what they believe at the same time, I m well aware of the thin line between standing up for what you believe in and becoming a fanatic On the most part, Julie Butterfly Hill stays on the right side of this line and I m amazed at how she survived 738 days in an ancient redwood in California to try a I would never spend two years in a tree I knew that before reading this book and I m evenconvinced now However, I have the deepest respect for people who put their heart, soul and life into what they believe at the same time, I m well aware of the thin line between standing up for what you believe in and becoming a fanatic On the most part, Julie Butterfly Hill stays on the right side of this line and I m amazed at how she survived 738 days in an ancient redwood in California to try and save the tree from being cut down and used for lumber.I enjoyed this trip into a mind in some ways very different from mine and in other ways, so close She did feel a bit to extremist at points but mostly managed to wind it back in so she stayed able to give rational arguments for her cause And she seems to have succeeded in her cause in spite of an attack on Luna in 2001, Luna still stands here 6 years later Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a redwood tree called Luna for 738 days to draw attention to the dangers of deforestation, and to save the old growth forest near Stafford, California The clear cutting practices of the Pacific Lumber Company had led to a series of events, including mudslides, the decimation of animal habitats, and the death of an environmental activist named David Chain Believing that one person could make a difference, Julia climbed the tree with the support of an organization Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a redwood tree called Luna for 738 days to draw attention to the dangers of deforestation, and to save the old growth forest near Stafford, California The clear cutting practices of the Pacific Lumber Company had led to a series of events, including mudslides, the decimation of animal habitats, and the death of an environmental activist named David Chain Believing that one person could make a difference, Julia climbed the tree with the support of an organization called Earth First , and remained there until an agreement could be reached to save Luna and her surrounding habitat I have read about inspiring people, but this has to be one of the most selfless and genuine displays of heroism I have ever seen What I found most compelling about this book, other than the obvious things like the idea of a woman living in a tree for two years was her many descriptions of what she witnessed while perched in Luna Hill made friends with flying squirrels, which she referred to as her kids, and remarked that they didn t know how to share She had to feed them separately She also talked about the different grooves in the tree, and how by being barefoot she was able to navigate through the branches and climb to the top to get a better view of her surroundings At these heights, because the old growth redwoods arethan a thousand years old, huckleberries and other edibles grow and are rarely seen by humans Hill developed a symbiotic relationship with the bugs she encountered, because she said that after living in their environment, she came to realize that all life is precious Also from her perch in Luna, she was able to witness the dangers of deforestation As an act of course, the Pacific Lumber company, with the consent of the United States government, would douse the lands with napalm and diesel fuel to prevent the forests from regenerating She said the gas burned her eyes and caused her to have incessant nosebleeds Hill took photos and videos to document the time she spent in the tree, and there are images in Legacy of Luna The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods that depict the gassing and burning of the California Redwoods She shared her story with news outlets, and had several celebrity visitors spend time with her in the tree, including Woody Harrelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Joan Baez I love to be inspired, and I think the message of this book is a great one She has several powerful quotes littered throughout her story, such as, Go look into a child s eyes, and know that the simplest sacrifices you make today can be the greatest gift for their future I am sure that through her actions, Julia has helped to preserve a bit of our collective history She also helped stop a giant corporation from destroying the health and property of a neighborhood of people, and I will always be in awe of her years spent in sacrifice @Free Kindle Ú Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods ⚣ On December Julia Butterfly Hill s feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from Luna, a thousandyear old redwood in Humboldt County, CaliforniaHill had climbedfeet up into the tree high on a mountain on December for what she thought would be a two to three week long tree sit The action was intended to stop Pacific Lumber, a division of the Maxxam Corporation, from the environmentally destructive process of clear cutting the ancient redwood and the trees around it The area immediately next to Luna had already been stripped and, because, as many believed, nothing was left to hold the soil to the mountain, a huge part of the hill had slid into the town of Stafford, wiping out many homesOver the course of what turned into an historic civil action, Hill endured El Nino storms, helicopter harassment, a ten day siege by company security guards, and the tremendous sorrow brought about by an old growth forest s destruction This story written while she lived on a tiny platform eighteen stories off the ground is one that only she can tellTwenty five year old Julia Butterfly Hill never planned to become what some have called her the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement Shenever expected to be honored as one of Good Housekeeping s Most Admired Women ofand George magazine sMost Interesting Women in Politics, to be featured in People magazine sMost Intriguing People of the Year issue, or to receive hundreds of letters weekly from young people around the world Indeed, when she first climbed into Luna, she had no way of knowing the harrowing weather conditions and the attacks on her and her cause She had no idea of the loneliness she would face or that her feet wouldn t touch ground for than two years She couldn t predict the pain of being an eyewitness to the attempted destruction of one of the last ancient redwood forests in the world, nor could she anticipate the immeasurable strength she would gain or the life lessons she would learn from Luna Although her brave vigil and indomitable spirit have made her a heroine in the eyes of many, Julia s story is a simple, heartening tale of love, conviction, and the profound courage she has summoned to fight for our earth s legacy I love this story and never get tired of it. The story was interesting, but her writing was terrible She lacked depth and thoughtfulness She frequently did extreme actions just because she knew she had to.I am very much unimpressed by people who do extreme things because of a feeling with little knowledge or reasoning This is the sort of thing that leads to suicide bombings and airplane hijacking.While her cause happened to be good, and those others we see as bad, the motivations are the same.This book was in no way inspirational to m The story was interesting, but her writing was terrible She lacked depth and thoughtfulness She frequently did extreme actions just because she knew she had to.I am very much unimpressed by people who do extreme things because of a feeling with little knowledge or reasoning This is the sort of thing that leads to suicide bombings and airplane hijacking.While her cause happened to be good, and those others we see as bad, the motivations are the same.This book was in no way inspirational to me and was kind of frustrating to remember that people think like her Such lack of depth and insight, yet given so much praise.However I read this book when I first got back to washington and had torn a ligament in my foot leaving me bed ridden for a few days It was early january and it rained and snowed frequently, the sun would set at 4 30 I was terribly lonely and incapacitated because of having no way to get around because I lived deep in the forest and could not walk nor had a car Her story of living alone in a tree through cold winter storms spoke to me in those moments and was even some ways inspiring because of feeling a certain connection, despite my frustration with her writing and way of thinking There was about three pages somewhere in the middle I found incredibly well written and moving I feel the fact that someone lived in a tree for two years to save it makes this story worthy of being read She is an extremely strong person and her view point on life is humbling and whole The story tugs on the heart strings, especially if you have a thing for trees and environmental activism. This one is hard for me to rate.I think saving redwoods is a noble and worthy cause And I really admire Julia Butterfly s passion, devotion and courage during her two year tree sit I really enjoyed reading about the experience and emotion of living in and loving a tree for two years She was so brave and devoted to Luna It was amazing to read about that.I did question her facts at times She says she was unaware of the cause when she volunteered for the tree sit, which I think is great She This one is hard for me to rate.I think saving redwoods is a noble and worthy cause And I really admire Julia Butterfly s passion, devotion and courage during her two year tree sit I really enjoyed reading about the experience and emotion of living in and loving a tree for two years She was so brave and devoted to Luna It was amazing to read about that.I did question her facts at times She says she was unaware of the cause when she volunteered for the tree sit, which I think is great She was in Luna because of something she felt inside for the redwoods, not because of some environmental cause Because she knew so little, she educated herself Because the educational materials she had access to were provided by her support system, which was Earth First , I can t help but believe that self education was somewhat one sided I really started questioning her credibility when she called turkey vultures birds of prey And the fact that the 50,000 raised during her tree sit was paid to Pacific Lumber was left out of the book made me wonder what else they didn t want to tell us Just made me wonder how much of what she wrote was really true and factual.Overall, I really liked the book when reading about the experience and emotions of Julia Butterfly I didn t enjoy the political parts as much I have copied many many paragraphs from this book and included them in the notes here This is a story about events that happened about 20 years ago But it is a story about events that happen continuously as some people undertake civil disobedience for causes that move us to dramatic action.Julia butterfly Hill has taken this life changing episode of her life into a future where she continues to try to make the world a better place and encourages us to join her in that effort.Some people in soc I have copied many many paragraphs from this book and included them in the notes here This is a story about events that happened about 20 years ago But it is a story about events that happen continuously as some people undertake civil disobedience for causes that move us to dramatic action.Julia butterfly Hill has taken this life changing episode of her life into a future where she continues to try to make the world a better place and encourages us to join her in that effort.Some people in social change movements hope for the impact and notoriety that Julia achieved Most of us will fall far short of that but reading this book may help us to understand how a mere mortal such as Julia came to be a familiar name to many of us.God and spirituality played a big role in Julia s effort In some ways that came easy to her as the daughter of a itinerant preacher As a person who is non religious and even irreligious I am often sorry to find religion as such a motivator for action But it worked for her This novel provides an autobiography of Julia Hill, and her experience living in a redwood tree for TWO YEARS At first I thought it would be dull how could I read a story about a woman living in a tree I was quickly hooked to this book though What makes it really fascinating is that Julia wasn t your typical environmentalist In fact, until she sat in the tree, she wasn t an environmentalist at all she was a business major gasp The Legacy of Luna also points out that the traditional tree This novel provides an autobiography of Julia Hill, and her experience living in a redwood tree for TWO YEARS At first I thought it would be dull how could I read a story about a woman living in a tree I was quickly hooked to this book though What makes it really fascinating is that Julia wasn t your typical environmentalist In fact, until she sat in the tree, she wasn t an environmentalist at all she was a business major gasp The Legacy of Luna also points out that the traditional trees vs jobs problem is nothingthan a myth and the real culprits are the big corporations and executives who believe in killing trees rather than practicing sustainable forestry This novel is both inspiring and eye opening I met this woman after I listened to her speak at my college She signed my copy of this work Also she was amazing and very inspiring I will have to reread this She is the reason for a lot of my little behaviors Even one person can make a difference.