Fredericton man chains himself to tree to prevent its destruction

August 02, 2018
Chris Smissaert chained himself to an elm tree Wednesday in Fredericton.
Chris Smissaert chained himself to an elm tree Wednesday in Fredericton.
Aug. 2, 2018 – A man wishing to protect trees from being cut in downtown Fredericton, N.B. chained himself yesterday to a diseased elm tree near the historic Soldiers' Barracks on Queen Street. The man said the tree – that was earmarked for removal – could survive another 10 years with proper pruning and inoculation.

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