Elderly women win battle over crab apple tree
"We're all going to work together on this in a new spirit of cooperation."
- Dennis Osborn, Housing Authority director
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - Two elderly women who tied themselves to a crab apple tree to protest its removal have rescued the tree and saved themselves from eviction.
Lea Perrone, 64, and Pat Henry, 65, spent several days tied to the tree at their elderly housing complex, challenging a decision by the Shrewsbury Housing Authority to cut it down to relocate a trash bin.