POLICE tried to talk protestor Mark Snow down from the Irton beech tree which he has vowed to make his home for “as long as it takes.”
The 36-year-old, also known as Snoz, refused the request at around 12:40pm today to applause from villagers.
Mr Snow, of St Johns Road in Falsgrave, climbed the tree at 9:15am.
North Yorkshire County Council, which had sent a team to cut the tree down, have confirmed that the 55ft specimen will not be cut down today.
They are now seeking legal advice before deciding on how to proceed.
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