A friend of a friend of a friend got some cocos that I would really like to save for my personal collection. They were dug out of soil close to the ocean about 4 months ago and now my friend is moving and told me to take them. I popped them out this morning. Here is the description: There is maybe 12 inches of root ball left, the fronds look like for some reason they got pruned... they are in half with brown/silver on the tips. One of the trunks has a really soft spot above the root ball like a broken neck. I think the salty soil near the ocean may be why the brown/silver is on the tips... maybe messed up pH or something.... ? Is there anyway I can save these things, yes or no? I will try either way to save them but I do need some pointers.