I am tired of this absurd Berkeley drama. The university wants to build a new sports facility. Doing so requires taking out a small stand of not-so-special oak trees. People are outraged and filed lawsuits to stop construction. Tree-sitters have occupied the trees for several months. Today, the court gave UC the right to move forward with construction, but the tree-sitters aren't leaving.
So, ring the trees and spray Round-Up in the wounds.
The university has already agreed to plant several more trees somewhere else.