Incident Summary:

05/07/2000: A previously unknown group called "Revenge of the Trees" claimed credit for an arson at Holbrooke Inc. (A small timber company) in Olympia, Washington, U.S.A. The arson caused approximately $150,000 in damages. The North American Earth Liberation Front Press office issue a communiqué claiming responsibility three weeks after the arson. In the communiqué, Revenge of the Trees made statements condemning capitalism and pledging their commitment to the destruction of the cabalist system.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Holbrooke. Inc.
Specific Description Headquarters building of Holbrooke Inc. in Olympia, Washington
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $150,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Revenge of the Trees Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
FBI "Terrorism in the United States 2000/2001". Counterterrorism Threat Assessment and Warning Unit, Counterterrorism Division. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Paul Shukovsky, "Animal-rights activist arrested. Case shines light on FBI's efforts to dismantle liberation fronts," Seattle Post Intelligencer, January 5, 2004.