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KCnorthernCA 08-22-2006 04:06 PM

Wooden Excalibur
 
Nobody here seems to be strong enough to pull this out by hand. It's the stabilizing 1x1 (redwood?) that came with the tree, which is a Myoporum Laetum 'carsonii' planted about three months ago.

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/2240/stickin5.jpg

We call it Excalibur, for the sword that's stuck in the stone. I've been trying to jiggle it and loosen it every couple of weeks now for the last 3 months, wet soil, dry soil, whatever. I stop, thinking it's only going to tear the young roots. My big burly friend nearly twisted his back and nearly pulled the entire tree out with it (about a month after planting).

I've cut it down to about a foot sticking out of the ground, settling for maybe leaving it there forever. I hope the fine roots haven't grown into the grain. The other pieces at the corners are the tree staking.

Is there a special tool that I can use to get Excalibur out? Other ideas?

Bonus 08-22-2006 10:08 PM

How about scruff away an inch or two of soil and cut it?

KCnorthernCA 08-23-2006 11:37 AM

You mean cut it below the surface and leave it in there? I might just do that.

KUIPORNG 08-23-2006 01:49 PM

Try find a friend with a name Arthur, he may be able to do it...

KCnorthernCA 08-23-2006 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KUI****G
Try find a friend with a name Arthur, he may be able to do it...

Love it. :thumbup: :laughing:


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