'I can't lose anymore.' Westbury woman chained to tree continues to fight despite threat of legal action

The Westbury woman who chained herself to an oak tree to prevent it from being cut down could face legal action.

News 12 Staff

Apr 28, 2022, 1:27 AM

Updated 725 days ago

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The Westbury woman who chained herself to an oak tree to prevent it from being cut down could face legal action.
Denise Casares tells News 12 that village officials and police officers gave her two options--either the tree comes down or she will be held liable for anything that happens with the tree in the future.
Casares says the 80-year-old tree has been in her family for four generations and has been with her through some very dark times.
"I lost my mom, I lost my grandmother, I lost my daughter here...so I can't lose anymore," Casares says. "I know people are like 'Oh, this stupid tree hugger,' but to me, it's something that's been in my family for a long, long time."
Casares says they are trying to start a GoFundMe in order to get an attorney


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