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[mass noun] Damage to the roots of young plants, caused by the movement of the stem in the wind.
- ‘Evergreens and conifers planted last month should be watched for wind rock, and firmed in again immediately after the high winds.’
- ‘Stake any young trees and tall brassicas to prevent wind rock damaging them by loosening the soil around their roots.’
- ‘You should also be forking out any large weeds, cutting back tall roses to prevent wind rock, and staking and tying-in fruit bushes.’
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