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Hawkeye

can somebody help this poor tree

I work with a mate of mine cutting lawns etc two days a week and one place we go to has tree a bit like a palm tree with long spiky leaves on the top. Last week we noticed said tree was not looking too well on closer examination we found that somebody had hammered copper nails into the trunk, 33 in fact which we removed.WE know who but have no  proof anyway this week the poor tree is looking decidedly ill, now is there anything that we can do to try and save it  ?  
Digindeep

Some sad beggers around. Can't think of a cure as such, the poison will be in the plant by now, also the nail holes won't exactly help.
I'd dig/fork well around the base and pour in a bucket or two of liquid manure. This would at least help feed it fairly rapidly and maybe aid its recovery.

Repeat stupid beggers.........  
Border

After copper nails the only thing that will help........ is a chain saw.


Why has someone knocked copper nail in the tree?
Digindeep

Didn't want to be defeatist, but the truth is a chain saw being the only answer. Best of luck....
Hawkeye

thanks  for the advice i thought that a chainsaw was probably the only answer. The reason we suspect is that it was spoiling next doors  view, it makes me quite angry that someone could do that  
Border

If that is the case mate, I would leave the dead tree standing where it is.

That way the copper nail pillock will have to look at his " handy work" each and everyday. That will teach him.

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