nurse log

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Noun[edit]

nurse log (plural nurse logs)

  1. A fallen tree which, as it decays, provides ecological facilitation to seedlings.
    • 2018, Richard Powers, The Overstory, Vintage (2019), page 624:
      Already, seedlings root in the nurse logsʼ crevices, nourished by the rot.

Anagrams[edit]