By Emilie Teresa Stigliani for Burlington Free Press, Dec. 11, 2018

In 2016, a Burlington woman spent two weeks up a tree in protest of the Vermont Gas pipeline construction.

Addie Herbert used ropes to get to a wooden platform 40 to 50 feet up a white pine tree in Monkton. She stayed put through snowfall and sustained herself with hardboiled eggs and other foods her friends provided.

A Monkton resident was arrested in July 2014 after taking part in a “knit-in” at Vermont Gas headquarters in South Burlington.

Jane Palmer was among a group of five knitters who took up their craft in the utility’s waiting room as a demonstration against a planned pipeline extension into Addison County.

Palmer refused to leave the premises, which led to her first ride in a police car.