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noun as in small tree

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The saplings, Durmuş said, died due to a combination of insufficient water and because they were planted at the wrong time of year, and not by experts.

Mother trees shoot life-giving nutrients in underground networks of mycorrhizal fungi to saplings circling their crowns.

A mother tree can even recognize its own saplings and direct more carbon, nutrients, and water to them if needed, but will also support other neighbor trees in distress.

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I planted some native tree saplings, and I use the river to water them, so I’m worried that they’re not going to survive.

These ambitious tree-planting efforts are usually announced with much fanfare but are not as straightforward as planting a few saplings and calling it a day.

Obama planted a sapling in the garden of the presidential residence and even quoted a story from the Jewish Talmud.

The latter had succeeded in getting the sapling free of the snow, and were dragging it to the ice on the lake-shore.

He pointed to the shore, where a long sapling lay partly uncovered in the snow.

Before sunrise I had a fire burning and the kettle of mush slung on a green sapling for further cooking.

Straight and slim as a sapling Child Stig dances up, In each hand holding a fair silver cup.

Hugh had for many years been watching over the growth of a young blackthorn sapling.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sapling, such as: seedling, tree, young, and youth.

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