A wild holly sapling in part of the garden around Lincoln University's Orchard carpark.
A tree not folded, spindled nor mutilated, but just drilled, and poisoned. But not quite dead, a few tell tale sprigs tell of a life not stilled.
(see also http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/421800)
John Steel Survey
holly, 4 m high, three-tiered (layered)standard
(Camellia and jasmine back left)
Holly as a hedge.. low or tall
Ok, this one is holly. Grows as a tree, large glossy prickly leaves, pale undersides, massive long spikes. I had imagined I might reduce the biodiversity of my yard by one species today (i.e. remove this one) but will need a chainsaw to deal to this bad boy!
Ilex aquifolium (holly, common holly, English holly, European holly, or occasionally Christmas holly), is a species of holly native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia.I. aquifolium is the species familiar in Christmas decoration, and is regarded as the type species of the genus Ilex, which by association is also called "holly". It is a dioecious tree or shrub found, for example, in shady areas of forests of oak and in beech hedges....