Julia “Butterfly” Hill calls on people to climb their own “tree;” Earth Day appearance planned at Mount Mercy in Cedar Rapids

HIAWATHA – For someone who spent two years living in a tree, Julia “Butterfly” Hill appears quite down-to-earth. “If people want to call me a tree-hugger, that’s great,” said Hill, 39, who was given the nickname “Butterfly” as a child. “I’m a proud tree-hugger.” Best known for the 738 days she lived on a platform […]