Definition of Girdling

1. Verb. (present participle of girdle) ¹



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Definition of Girdling

1. girdle [v] - See also: girdle

Medical Definition of Girdling

1. Killing a tree by removing a strip of bark from around its trunk. (05 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Girdling

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1. The Indian Forester (1896)
"By " girdling " is meant the killing of teak trees for extraction. ... For the purposes of this note three sorts of girdling are distinguished, ..."

2. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1871)
"girdling FRUIT-TREES TO MAKE THEM BEAR. A correspondent of the "Boston Journal of ... In this way we account for the increase of the fruit by girdling. ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1871)
"girdling FRUIT-TREES TO MAKE THEM BEAK. The crude sap, taken up from the soil by the roots of the tree, ascends principally through ..."

4. The Pruning-book: A Monograph of the Pruning and Training of Plants as by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1898)
"RINGING AND girdling girdling is a generic term used to designate the making of a ... In horticultural practice, girdling into the wood is rarely desirable, ..."

5. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1900)
"Mr. Dartt prefers girdling. This may do for side limbs but ... Last year I tried girdling at Brookings, having been favorably impressed with what I saw in ..."

6. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh (1922)
"The part of the branch above the girdling is demonstrably poorer in water; ... The assertion that larger fruit can also be obtained by girdling has been ..."

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