Southwark trees being greased!

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Monday 15 August 2011 5.17pm
Fighting dogs come unstuck in parks due to greasy trees
Evening Standard 15 Aug 2011

Don't try climbing trees in Southwark
Non-toxic grease is being smeared on trees in Southwark's public parks to stop damage by fighting dogs.

450 to replace a tree, that's 50 for the tree and 400 to dig a hole I imagine.
Monday 15 August 2011 6.56pm
Good! It's a vile and disgusting scenario, which I have witnessed numerous times - in Leathermarket Gardens and Southwark Park particularly.

I wonder what it costs to dig a hole for the dog owners - and fill it in!
Tuesday 16 August 2011 9.48am
Pitty we couldn't put the dog fighters in a hole, how terrible!
Tuesday 16 August 2011 11.26pm
Sorry but I've got to ask. How do fighting dogs damage trees. Agree that I find fighting and vicious dogs horrific, but don't see how trees are involved?
Wednesday 17 August 2011 6.57am
Could also be done for other reasons,to prevent some newly hatched bugs from crawling up the tree to overwinter in the bark,its a well known non toxic spray way to disrupt the breeding cycle of species like the codling moth which bores into fruit on trees
Wednesday 17 August 2011 9.36am
It stops dogs wanting to bite the trunks.
Wednesday 17 August 2011 9.39am
Jasmine, i was wondering too about this, dog fighting and trees ????
Wednesday 17 August 2011 9.53am
I've also seen these dogs being hung off the branches, it's a way of training their jaw grip.

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