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Activist Emerges, Scrambles Up SE Portland Tree

An environmental activist emerged Sunday scrambling up a Southeast Portland tree.

According to a press release, fire department crews were called at about 4 p.m. Sunday to rescue a man 50 feet up a tree only to discover it was a man identifying himself as Tre Arrow.

Arrow first came to public attention in 2000 after scaling a U.S. Forestry building in downtown Portland where he lived on a nine-inch ledge for 11 days. In 2008, he plead guilty to arson. 

Fire crews say the owner of the property gave permission to Arrow to stay.

The crews left the scene at 44th and Stark after determining he was not suicidal.