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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ringbark.


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  • Tellingly, savvy online people refer to newspapers as the dead tree media; has the new online world ringbarked The Age into a slow death, dying from its branches and reaching into the trunk?

    At My Table

  • Where green timber has to be cleared off the land it is ringbarked first, and the trees allowed to die before they are grubbed out.

    Wheat Growing in Australia

  • When the country is ringbarked the ground sweetens, and by the time the tree is dead is ready for cropping.

    Wheat Growing in Australia

  • The deeper the trees are ringbarked, the bigger the piece of bark removed, the sooner it will die, but there is then a greater tendency to throw out suckers.

    Wheat Growing in Australia

  • There was a tree falling, one of the great, gaunt, naked things that had been ringbarked long ago.

    Seven Little Australians

  • Ben rode back, through the moonlight and the moon-shadow haunted paddocks, and the naked, white, ringbarked trees, along Snakes Creek, parallel with the main road he had recently travelled till he struck

    The Rising of the Court

  • And where there's a piece of recently ringbarked country, with the dead leaves still on the trees, the fire will roar from bough to bough -- a fair imitation of a softwood forest fire.

    Children of the Bush

  • Then I read that they probably ringbarked the trees and left them as skeletons for a decade or two; leafless, they would not have shaded out growing crops. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The pines were ringbarked - a process that involves the sawing away of the bark at the base of the tree to expose to delicate cambium layer where the growth takes place.

    Home | Mail Online

  • But the credit crunch finally ringbarked the business, already weakened by drought, a drying up of investor funds and falling asset values.



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