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‘Carbohydrate’, an alias name this tree-sitter gave himself, sips a cup of tea from the wooden platform he built in a 220ft giant redwood tree in Trinidad, California. Tied by his waist to the 14ft diameter trunk of the tree with climbing rope, his goal, along with other tree-sitters, is to stop logging companies from clear-cutting the forests. Nestled deep in the trees, tree-sitters cook, eat, sleep, use the bathroom, connect to the internet, and keep entertained on platforms as small as 4ft by 8ft for weeks to sometimes years at a time.