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work-positioning harness designed for climbing trees.
sharp devices strapped to a climber
asexually produced organisms that are genetically identical.
knot used to secure a rope to an object.
acronym for Compartmentalization Of Decay In Trees. See compartmentalization.
|codominant branches/codominant stems||
forked branches nearly the same size in diameter, arising from a common junction and lacking a normal branch union.
see removal cut.
negatively charged soil particles of clay and humus that attract cations. Storage site for plant nutrients.
portable winching device, using cable or rope to draw two objects closer together. Simple arrangement of rope knots and loops to create mechanical advantage.
system of vocal communication used in tree care operations.
in North America, flexible steel rope made up of seven wire strands that are twisted helically together.
see conventional notch.
see soil compaction.
specialized cell in the angiosperm phloem derived from the same parent cell as the closely associated, immediately adjacent sieve-tube member.
natural defense process in trees by which chemical and physical boundaries are created that act to limit the spread of disease and decay organisms. See CODIT.
|complete fertilizer (fertiliser, in Brit||
fertilizer containing the three primary elements: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K).
combination of factors contributing to the stress or decline of a tree.
(1) (noun) organic matter that has been intentionally subjected to decay processes and is more or less decomposed. (2) (verb) to subject organic matter to decay and decomposition processes.
leaf with two or more leaflets. Contrast with simple leaf.
(1) in mechanics, the action of forces to squeeze, crush, or push together any material(s) or subtance(s); contrast with tension. (2) the ability of an internal combustion engine to contain or pressurize a combustible fuel
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