One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘The tree was one of a number of 300 + year old river redgums ringbarked and stumped on the site of Fitzroy Gardens.’
- ‘Should people who have certain palpitations be ringbarked?’
- ‘American techniques of ringbarking and clearing by burning were adopted to clear eucalypts for grazing and agriculture.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’
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