One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘they are even ringbarking the English oaks in the botanical gardens’another term for girdle (sense 2 of the verb)‘the weevils had burrowed under its bark, effectively ringbarking the tree’
- ‘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?’
- ‘The tree was one of a number of 300 + year old river redgums ringbarked and stumped on the site of Fitzroy Gardens.’
- ‘American techniques of ringbarking and clearing by burning were adopted to clear eucalypts for grazing and agriculture.’
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