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A protester who spent four nights in an Irton tree facing the axe has come down - but has been replaced by another man, Charles Ledger, a local environmentalist.

Mark Snow occupied the 100-year-old beech tree after it was faced with the chop on Tuesday.

Irton Village tree saga continues.New man Charles Ledger is now in the tree..113883b  Picture Richard Ponter

Irton Village tree saga continues.New man Charles Ledger is now in the tree..113883b Picture Richard Ponter

North Yorkshire County Council sought an injunction on Friday to remove him.

A five-year battle over the tree is believed to have cost an estimated £225,000 in legal fees.

The council was given a court order to fell the tree in Irton after a request was made in 2006 by a resident claiming the roots were damaging the drains and a high boundary wall of a nearby property.

Contractors were due to remove the tree on Tuesday but Mr Snow, a joiner from Scarborough, climbed into the branches.

He spent four nights camped in the tree with some local residents sending up food and drink using a rope and carrier bag.