The PUD of Vancouver Washington has come into my property and decided that they will cut 17 of my trees- one of these trees is a magnificent Monkey Tree that has been here for quite awhile. The tree is not under the 115k power lines but they say it has to be 50 feet away. We are williing to sacrifice the spruces, pines birches but not the MONKEY TREE!!! Does anyone have any advice about saving this tree from the power company? Is it a protected tree by any chance or is there a group of "Monkey Tree Huggers" OUCH! who would be willing to strap themselves to our tree? We are thinnking of getting a lawyer but though we would see if any help is available out there. Any advice would be so appreciated. I don't think the tree could be translplanted (it is 30 feet tall) but I would rather give it away if that was possible than see them take the chain saw to it.