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|bowline on a bight||
knot used to form two loops in the standing part of a rope.
|box cable system||
tree cabling system that forms closed polygons. Used to join together more than three stems. Contrast with direct cable system and triangular cable system.
installation of metal rods through portions of a tree for supplemental support.
metal rod used to support weak sections or crotches of a tree.
rope construction in which the strands are woven together in a diagonal pattern. Contrast with 3-strand rope.
stem arising from a larger stem. A subdominant stem. Pith in true branches has no connection to the parent stem.
|branch bark ridge||
raised strip of bark at the top of a branch union, where the growth and expansion of the trunk or parent stem and adjoining branch push the bark into a ridge.
area where a branch joins another branch or trunk that is created by the overlapping vascular tissues from both the branch and the trunk. Typically enlarged at the base of the branch.
|branch protection zone||
chemically and physically modified tissue within the trunk or parent branch at the base of a smaller, subordinate branch that retards the spread of discoloration and decay from the subordinate stem into the trunk or parent branch.
point where a branch originates from the trunk or another branch. Fork. Crotch.
force at which a new piece of equipment or rope fails under a static load.
method to repair a semi-girdled to completely girdled trunk in which scion wood is grafted above and below the trunk injury to reconnect the trunk vascular cambium.
|broadcast fertilization (fertilisation,||
application of fertilizer over the soil surface. Contrast with drill-hole fertilization and liquid fertilization.
fungal wood rot characterized by the breakdown of cellulose. Contrast with soft rot and white rot.
term describing the brown appearance of dead foliage, usually following the application of herbicide.
acronym for British Standards Institution.
strap used in tree climbing, often employed for ascending trees with climbing spurs. Similar to a work-positioning lanyard.
small lateral or terminal protuberance on the stem of a plant that may develop into a flower or shoot. Undeveloped flower or shoot containing a meristematic growing point.
vascular connection extending from the base of latent buds inward to near the pith. Grows in length with each annual increment and appears as a thin, continuous line when viewed in longitudinal section.
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