Four protesters were considered trespassers and one was arrested in their bid to stop the felling of dozens of pine trees at an Auckland park, Stuff reports. Auckland Council voted last year to fell the 95-year-old pines at Western Springs, which have been closed off to the public since 2018 due to safety risks from falling trees. However, five protesters, including activist Steve Abel who was arrested, moved onto the site on Monday to oppose the work, claiming the felling of the pines would ruin the ecology of the area. Abel is set to appear at Auckland District Court at a future date.