Several inches inside the wood, the tree had enclosed them and carried on growing with no ill effects.
DURING my years as a tree surgeon I have come across the "copper nail" myth many times.
Some years ago, when cutting up the trunk of a typically vigorous poplar, I came across a ring of copper nails.
She has been single ever since splitting up with long-term boyfriend Rob Davies last year.
But it seems former TOWIE star Abigail Clarke has found love once again, in the unlikely arms of American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.
'He made sure they were friends first, before trying to take it further.
He's really helped mend her broken heart and heal her scars.'It is thought that Abi is flying to Sin City once again next month, to support Floyd in his big fight against Conor Mc Gregor.
And high concentrations of copper salts have long been used to spray on plants as effective fungicides (e.g. At best the copper object may help to inhibit fungal attack near the wound, which would usually heal with time.
Of course the copper could be a problem later if the tree is sawn for timber.
MY FATHER-IN-LAW advised me a few years ago to hammer copper nails into some trees in my garden in order to kill them (I had too many).
When he asked for some copper nails at a hardware shop the assistant asked him if he wanted to kill some trees, so I imagine there must be some substance to this theory. MINUTE amounts of copper might dissolve and pass into the sap flowing up through the trunk, but plants are quite tolerant of low concentrations - in fact copper is actually needed by plants, as a component of some proteins essential for photosynthesis.
Mail Online has contacted their representatives for comment.