Definition of ringbark in English:

ringbark

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Remove a ring of bark from (a tree) in order to kill it or to check rapid growth and thereby improve fruit production:

    ‘they are even ringbarking the English oaks in the botanical gardens’
    ‘the weevils had burrowed under its bark, effectively ringbarking the tree’
    • ‘American techniques of ringbarking and clearing by burning were adopted to clear eucalypts for grazing and agriculture.’
    • ‘The tree was one of a number of 300 + year old river redgums ringbarked and stumped on the site of Fitzroy Gardens.’
    • ‘Why would a culture wish in this way to ringbark itself, to sever the roots which have nourished the wisdom and understanding of the centuries?’
    • ‘Playground equipment was burned, 10 metre high eucalypts cut down or ringbarked, saplings hacked down with a machete, bolted-down bench palings smashed, seats rocked from their concrete bases and taps kicked from the ground.’
    • ‘Should people who have certain palpitations be ringbarked?’

Pronunciation:

ringbark

/ˈrɪŋbɑːk/