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Hello, I am looking for information about this late1850's photo of a British Boy's School. What is that strange metal contraption on the stump? Any guesses most appreciated.
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Damage from what? Lightning?
This might not be helpful but I have seen similar metal structures around saplings and young trees in public parks to protect them from damage
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