Junior Walk and Laura Steepleton pose with their trees before heading to the mountaintop removal site to plant them. The protesters planted hemlock, tulip poplar, oak, and walnut trees.
John Johnson, one of the leaders of Sunday's demonstration against mountaintop removal mining at Kayford Mountain, shows a crowd of protesters how to plant hemlock trees. The protesters planted several of the trees at a strip mine on the mountain.
Larry Gibson, who owns land on Kayford Mountain, leads former congressman and anti-mountaintop removal activist Ken Hechler and a group of protesters down to the strip mine site.
Anti-mountaintop removal protesters wave as they begin to plant trees at a Kayford Mountain strip mine.
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John Johnson of Eastern Tennessee is an anti mountain top removal activist and conservationist. He demonstrated how to plant a tree, an Eastern Hemlock and dedicated it to Larry Gibson of Kayford Mountain who inspired the mass civil disobedience protest which took place on Kayford mountain Sunday afternoon.