Luna: The After Story

While researching Luna and Me, my family and I trekked to California to visit Luna and the redwoods! Stuart Moskowitz of Sanctuary Forest, and prime caretaker of Luna, shared the story of a vandal who tried to cut Luna down nearly a year after Julia came down. During our day with Luna, we packed the cut with the bear-saliva-clay-medicine that has...

BBC interview with “Butterfly” Dec 2014

A wonderful interview ! Julia Butterfly Hill speaks to Witness about the challenges and the beauty she experienced during her remarkable solo protest…

Researching: Luna and the Redwoods

I have walked and backpacked in different forests, and they all have their own spirit and energy. The Redwoods were very different. Many of these trees were over a thousand years old. Some were 2000 years old. Some wer 200 feet tall! Some were over 350 feet tall! Silence washed over us as we entered the sacred Redwoods -- a silence filled with awe, gratitude, wonder...and then Tulsi sighed, “Wowwwww” ever so softly with her head tilted back as far as it could go...

Luna and Me – Author’s Note

IN 1996, WHEN JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL first stepped foot into the ancient redwood forest in California, she was overcome with awe by these ancient trees and the abundance of life within them. She soon learned that the majority of these 1,000-to- 3,000-year-old trees had been logged for profit. Julia wanted to do something to help the trees left standing. She learned of tree-sitting, a peaceful act of civil disobedience...