A protester who has lived in a tree for more than five weeks has received a visit from a dentist.
He has occupied the oak tree for 39 days and had to call a dentist when he broke a molar while eating an energy bar.
Quigley is perched 46 feet up in the tree which he's trying to save from a developer's road-widening project.
He broke the upper left molar last week. Dr Michel said she couldn't install a permanent crown while in the tree. Instead she applied a sedative substance that hardened over the break and soothed the pain. Afterward, Quigley said, "It feels a lot better."
Los Angeles County has called for the oak to be uprooted so Pico Canyon Road can be widened from two lanes to four to accommodate future development west of Santa Clarita. The tree was originally going to be cut down. Protests led to a plan to move it, but Quigley and other activists don't think it would survive relocation.
[ BTW, if you are amused by Gonzo Dentistry, you really must see the movie "Eversmile, New Jersey" ]
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