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See also: ringbark


Alternative forms[edit]


ring-bark (third-person singular simple present ring-barks, present participle ring-barking, simple past and past participle ring-barked)

  1. To girdle a tree; to kill a tree by removing a ring of bark.
    • 2007, Niya Gopal Mukerji, Handbook of Indian Agriculture, page 389
      Six or eight inches above this graft the stem should be ring-barked, but leaves above the ring-bark left for shade for two or three weeks […].


ring-bark (uncountable)

  1. The bark removed by ring-barking
  2. The area of the tree from which the bark has been removed by ring-barking

Usage notes[edit]

In the US, the term girdling is used, almost exclusively.