A condition in which a tree or shrub begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backward, owing to disease or an unfavorable environment.
More example sentences
- The tree seems to be experiencing dieback similar to fire blight.
- If a shrub develops dieback, prune out infected parts.
- The caterpillars of the gypsy moth are destructive defoliators that feed primarily on oak trees causing growth loss, crown dieback, and tree mortality.
Definition of dieback in:
- The British & World English dictionary