Protestor remains - Exclusive video from in the tree

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Mark Snow, a 36-year-old carpenter, is continuing his protest today against the felling of a beech tree in Irton.

Mark who is also known as Snoz, climbed the tree yesterday morning to prevent contractors from carrying out a court order and chopping the tree down. His actions have granted a stay of execution for the condemned tree and he vows to reamin in the tree for as long as he can.

Mark Snow, also known as Snoz, in the condemned tree

Mark Snow, also known as Snoz, in the condemned tree

Mark said: “I’ve never done anything like this before, but someone has got to do it. It’s an old tree, a lot older than the houses around it and it has been granted a protection order.

“They should be taking the house down as it’s inhibiting the tree’s growth.”

Mr Snow originally said he climbed the tree to see if there was any wildlife that could be harmed if it was felled, before deciding to stay up for the “long term”.

“It feels good to do something,” Mr Snow said from the tree’s branches. “I’m a carpenter so I have an affinity with wood. I’m willing to do whatever it takes.”