A group $G$ has Serre's property $FA$ if any isometric action of $G$ on a simplicial tree has a global fixed point. Let $n\geq 3$. It is wellknown that $SL_n(\mathbb{Z} )$ has property $FA$. Now my question is that are there nontrivial group actions of $SL_n(\mathbb{Z} )$ on a simplicial tree by isometries? Here "nontrivial" means the fixed point set is NOT the whole tree.

Any nontrivial group $G$ has a nontrivial action on a "star" tree $T$ whose vertex set is $G\cup\{\infty\}$ (where $\infty\notin G$) and edges are $\{\infty,g\}$ for $g\in G$. Thus any group admits a faithful action on a tree. Any residually finite countable group has a faithful action on a locally finite tree. If $(H_n)$ is a decreasing sequence of finite index subgroups with trivial intersection with $H_0=G$, this tree is the disjoint union of cosets $G/H_n$, with an edge between $gH_n$ and $gH_{n+1}$ for all $g$ and all $n$; the root is just the point $G/H_0$ and is fixed by the action. This applies to $\text{SL}_d(\mathbf{Z})$; in this precise case the $H_n$ can be chosen so that the index $H_n/H_{n+1}$ is bounded and thus the tree has bounded valency. 

