Cycling round Oxford the other day, I noticed that the letter ‘S’ had been written in white paint on what looked like most of the 42 trees due to be felled as part of the expansion of the Westgate Centre (and construction of John Lewis). Above the ‘S’ on each tree was a poster explaining that they had all been ‘spiked’ with ‘ceramic, non-ferrous or brass spikes’ to stop the trees from being felled.
Whoever did this claims that the spikes could cause damage to chainsaws should they be used to destroy the trees.
Their posters had links to a website with more info. http://saveoxtrees.wordpress.com/
Well, if it stops the work then good on em! Great to see so many diverse groups of people getting involved in this campaign.