Definition of ringbark in English:


Line breaks: ring|bark
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪŋbɑːk


[with object]
Remove a ring of bark from (a tree) in order to kill it or to check rapid growth and thereby improve fruit production: they are even ringbarking the English oaks in the botanical gardens the weevils had burrowed under its bark, effectively ringbarking the tree
More example sentences
  • Should people who have certain palpitations be ringbarked?
  • Why would a culture wish in this way to ringbark itself, to sever the roots which have nourished the wisdom and understanding of the centuries?
  • Playground equipment was burned, 10 metre high eucalypts cut down or ringbarked, saplings hacked down with a machete, bolted-down bench palings smashed, seats rocked from their concrete bases and taps kicked from the ground.

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