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arrangement of soil particles into aggregates.
relative fineness or coarseness of a soil due to particle size (sand, silt, and clay).
method of applying chemicals (usually herbicides or tree growth regulators) to trees through the soil. Normally done by excavating a shallow trench in the soil around the base of the trunk and pouring the compound into the trench.
in physiology, plant part that produces carbohydrates. Mature leaves are sources.
quickly cutting an upright branch so that it descends upright.
taxonomic group of organisms composed of individuals of the same genus that can reproduce among themselves and have similar offspring.
classification name that follows the genus name in scientific nomenclature.
detailed plans, requirements, and statements of particular procedures and/or standards used to define and guide work.
rigging line strung in such a way as to allow tree segments to slide to the ground at a distance away from the base of the tree and the drop zone for an ordinary lowering line.
using a speedline to avoid obstacles directly under a tree or to efficiently move cut tree segments to a drop zone away from the tree.
balancer utilizing multiple slings to lower a large limb with a wide spread without allowing either the butt or any of the tips to swing or drop down when the limb is cut.
(1) (verb) to join two ropes or to form a static loop in the end of a rope or cable by interweaving the strands. (2) (verb) in cabling, to form a termination loop in common-grade cable by wrapping the successive strands back upon the standing part. See eye splice. (3) (noun) the connection formed by splicing.
see eye splice.
length of rope with an eye spliced in the end. Also called dead-eye sling or eye sling.
separate, short length of rope used to tie the friction hitch in a climbing system.
open cracks or fissures in tree trunks or branches.
knot used to tie together two ropes of equal diameter. Also called reef knot.
acronym for single rope technique. A static climbing system utilizing a rope pulled over a high anchor, with the running end anchored and the climber utilizing the standing part. Contrast with DdRT and DRT.
supporting a tree with stakes and ties. Usually used in reference to newly planted trees.
inactive part of a rope. Contrast with running end and working end.
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