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Severe ground fires may kill valuable timber by girdling the trees.
OUR NATIONAL FORESTSRICHARD H. DOUAI BOERKER
To prevent rabbits and mice from girdling fruit-trees in winter, is very important to fruit-growers.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
Another common disease is known as the root disease, which eventually kills the tree by girdling it below the soil.
ALL ABOUT COFFEEWILLIAM H. UKERS
The girdling effect of these galleries is the real cause of the death of the trees.
Meanwhile the Rutulians press round all the gates, dealing grim slaughter and girdling the walls with flame.
Grafts may be protected by girdling the stock a few inches below the place where the graft is set, or both above and below it.
Buoyed up with hopes which he knew were groundless, he swam on and on through the dark expanse of waters girdling him.
On fte days, he wore in addition a scarlet neck-tie girdling his scrawny throat.
A VILLAGE OF VAGABONDSF. BERKELEY SMITH
They live on the tender bark of the mountain and tamarack pines, sometimes girdling the trees and causing them to die.
THE LAKE OF THE SKYGEORGE WHARTON JAMES
Boring and plugging—like any other threatened death to the tree—may cause temporary fruitfulness, as also will girdling.
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