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ringbark

(ˈrɪŋˌbɑːk)
vb (tr)
(Forestry) another term for ring124
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gir•dle

(ˈgɜr dl)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. an undergarment, worn esp. by women, often boned or of elastic, for supporting and giving a slimmer appearance to the abdomen, hips, and buttocks.
2. a belt, cord, sash, or the like, worn about the waist.
3. anything that encircles, confines, or limits.
4. the narrow edge or band between the upper and lower or front and back sections of a faceted gemstone.
5. either of two bony encircling frameworks connecting the vertebrate limbs to the axial skeleton.
6. a ring made around a tree trunk, branch, etc., by removing a band of bark.
v.t.
7. to encircle with a belt; gird.
8. to encompass; enclose; encircle.
9. to move around (something or someone) in a circle.
10. to cut away the bark and cambium in a ring around (a tree, branch, etc.).
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English gyrdel, derivative of girdan to gird1]
gir′dle•like`, adj.
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ringbark


Past participle: ringbarked
Gerund: ringbarking

Imperative
ringbark
ringbark
Present
I ringbark
you ringbark
he/she/it ringbarks
we ringbark
you ringbark
they ringbark
Preterite
I ringbarked
you ringbarked
he/she/it ringbarked
we ringbarked
you ringbarked
they ringbarked
Present Continuous
I am ringbarking
you are ringbarking
he/she/it is ringbarking
we are ringbarking
you are ringbarking
they are ringbarking
Present Perfect
I have ringbarked
you have ringbarked
he/she/it has ringbarked
we have ringbarked
you have ringbarked
they have ringbarked
Past Continuous
I was ringbarking
you were ringbarking
he/she/it was ringbarking
we were ringbarking
you were ringbarking
they were ringbarking
Past Perfect
I had ringbarked
you had ringbarked
he/she/it had ringbarked
we had ringbarked
you had ringbarked
they had ringbarked
Future
I will ringbark
you will ringbark
he/she/it will ringbark
we will ringbark
you will ringbark
they will ringbark
Future Perfect
I will have ringbarked
you will have ringbarked
he/she/it will have ringbarked
we will have ringbarked
you will have ringbarked
they will have ringbarked
Future Continuous
I will be ringbarking
you will be ringbarking
he/she/it will be ringbarking
we will be ringbarking
you will be ringbarking
they will be ringbarking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ringbarking
you have been ringbarking
he/she/it has been ringbarking
we have been ringbarking
you have been ringbarking
they have been ringbarking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ringbarking
you will have been ringbarking
he/she/it will have been ringbarking
we will have been ringbarking
you will have been ringbarking
they will have been ringbarking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ringbarking
you had been ringbarking
he/she/it had been ringbarking
we had been ringbarking
you had been ringbarking
they had been ringbarking
Conditional
I would ringbark
you would ringbark
he/she/it would ringbark
we would ringbark
you would ringbark
they would ringbark
Past Conditional
I would have ringbarked
you would have ringbarked
he/she/it would have ringbarked
we would have ringbarked
you would have ringbarked
they would have ringbarked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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The council said vandals gouged rings around each tree down to the bare wood - removing the bark in a practice known as girdling or ringbarking. It results in the death of a tree above the girdle line.
Inside the exclosure, the ongoing loss of mature and immature red gums to brushtail possums, ringbarking by rabbits, severe grazing by rabbits, kangaroos and wallabies, and accelerated soil erosion combine to make an ecological disaster.
Among the things that Maurice and I did not know when we embarked on our lumberjacking was that ringbarking was a common method of killing trees and that our selected tree had been deliberately planted in memory of someone now dead.
In Queensland, Australia, goats caused 75% mortality in a stand of Sesbania sesban trees by ringbarking the stems 10-15 cm above ground level (Kochpakdee, 1999).
In the Riverina and western NSW, several thousand Chinese men were employed in land clearing (scrub cutting and ringbarking), market gardening, and ancillary activities.
I am reminded of the streams of abuse hurled at her door by youths on a housing estate, because my grandmother, 'the strange old witch', streamed insults at them for breaking bottles on the pathways, or for ringbarking her eucalypts, peculiar in the concrete landscape, or for wounding her many cats.
The cambium near ground level is unprotected beneath thin bark and thus is generally killed even in relatively cool fires, effectively ringbarking the tree.