I thought you might find this as amusing as I did:
In case you can't quite work out what it is, it's a tiny, tiny tree on the left, a garden cane on the right, a tree protector around the stem, and a massive heavy-weight rubber tree tie dangling off the stem: not even connected to the feeble cane, just dangling there.
Sometimes I wonder about some of my clients!
Corrective action taken:
1) Removed the tree tie and put it safely away for later use.
2) Removed the pathetic garden cane, replaced it with a much stouter one, hammered in upright, taking care to avoid the roots of the tree.
3) Attached tree to new cane using a double twist of flexible Soft String.
And while I was at it:
4) Unpeeled protector, checked bark for damage, removed weeds from inside protector and replaced: also weeded the planting hole, trimmed the edges, and added a mulch of our own compost around the base of the tree - but not actually touching it - to give it some encouragement.
Let's hope that the tree takes heart from this attention, eh?