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26.
A person who measures the DBH (diameter at breast height)of a tree before it is harvested. When they use their foresters tape to measure trees, they wrap the tape around the tree which makes them look like they are hugging the tree.
Marcus looked like he was hugging a tree when he was measuring the DBH before it was harvested. He is a real tree hugger.
by TimWVU July 10, 2008
 
2.
An environmentalist or one who believes trees and all living things should not be cut down or harmed. Someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution.
Suzie's such a tree hugger she chained herself to a redwood to keep the loggers from cutting it down.
by Rick January 09, 2005
 
3.
someone who loves the environment and believes it needs to be protected for the benefit of ourselves and future generations to come. Typically described as hippies. Often characterized by eating organic goods, natural fibre clothing, not consumption of meat, a general liking and respect for the environment.
The treehuggers from Greenpeace were all there protesting the rights of the environment.
by Anonymous September 17, 2003
 
4.
a tree hugger is someone who cares about the only thing in the world that gives us oxygen...they want to save trees from people that dont recognize the importance of them.
"please dont cut down this tree,, i want my grandchildren to be able to breath, and the animals to have a home,,is this a good enough reason to be a tree hugger?
by love yourself February 09, 2006
 
5.
1. A naturalist who will do anything in his/her power to protect the environment and save wildlife. Comparable to a hippie, vegetarian, or Hypah. But not Mancow

2. Someone who is likely to have a nervous breakdown if he/she ever stops protesting something for more than a few minutes.
When will these treehuggers stop protesting everything?
by Varter April 20, 2004
 
6.
an enviornmentalist(from an incident where a group of people protested against cutting down a forest by hugging the trees and not letting go)
Those two are a couple of tree-huggers.
by Light Joker June 08, 2007
 
7.
Individual that plants trees and will not cut them down where they are not indigenous, especially in Western United States. This results in disastrous forest fires that, ironically, burns down the tree huggers home. Enraged by this, tree hugger then torches large SUV's in car lots, releasing incredible amounts of toxins into the atmosphere. Can usually be found in upscale coffee bars and protesting at world economic summits.
Bob loved junk science because it went hand in hand with being a tree hugger.
by ponder November 01, 2003