Jim Fallon is a big-time lumber man who decides to take advantage of a new Act of Congress that encourages the felling of trees like the big Redwoods in California. Fallon is a wheeler dealer who even manages to convince his men to go with him, even though he hasn't been able to pay them for weeks. When he gets to California, he finds that a group of Quakers have laid claim to the land and have done so primarily to protect the trees. He's particularly interested in Sister Alicia Chadwick and soon reconsiders. He'll have to fight some of his own men however if they're to win the battle.