BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. -

A woman is sitting on a platform 70 feet up a tree in an attempt to stop developers from cutting trees for a mall on Bainbridge Island.

Chiara D'Angelo climbed to her perch early Monday and told the Kitsap Sun she was comfortable with the idea of being arrested for trespassing.

The 19-year-old is a 2013 Bainbridge High School graduate studying environmental justice at Western Washington University.

The developer plans to cut about 800 trees for an 8-acre shopping center.

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner says he hopes to resolve the situation without an arrest.