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Posted by m Ransley on December 22, 2005, 12:36 am
 


Don`t nail copper into a tree it will kill it quickly, Copper nails are
how you easily kill a tree you don`t want. Im getting rid of a few
maples that way.


Posted by Charles Foot on December 22, 2005, 1:52 am
 


m Ransley wrote:

On the other hand, *small* copper nails banged into the trunks of fruit
trees (citrus, particularly) are good for curing a number of ailments.
Curly Leaf is one that comes to mind. It's the same thing as adding
copper sulphate to the soil, but in a 'slow release' form.
I use about 4 nails per tree.

Posted by SolarFlare on December 22, 2005, 3:11 am
 

Let us know how you make out. I have tried this several
times and it appears to be an old wive's tale.


quickly, Copper nails are

rid of a few


Posted by daestrom on December 22, 2005, 8:05 pm
 



Easiest way I know of to kill a tree (why??) is to 'girdle' it.  This was
used in the 1800's quite often when clearing land.

Just cut a ring in the bark around the circumference of the tree wide and
deep enough to interrupt the sap flow.  Dead tree within a season.

daestrom



Posted by SolarFlare on December 23, 2005, 2:22 am
 

But the neighbours will see that technique!

LOL
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quickly, Copper nails are

getting rid of a few

'girdle' it.  This was

of the tree wide and

within a season.


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