There's a tree in my courtyard that has been broken very close to its roots, to the point that it cannot stand upright. Over the day, it withered.

I am not sure if it is salvageable, and the people who run the courtyard also don't know what to do. Should I fix the tree in an upright position with some supports? Should I cut and replant this tree?

There are still some fibers left between the trunk of the tree and its roots. The tree is roughly 2 m high, the trunk is 3--4 cm in diameter.

Close-up photo of the damage

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Looks like it was nearly dead. It might resprout from the roots. It would be impractical to try to root a cutting, nothing can be done with the trunk.

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