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wind rock

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Definition of wind rock in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Damage to the roots of young plants, caused by the movement of the stem in the wind.
Example sentences
  • You should also be forking out any large weeds, cutting back tall roses to prevent wind rock, and staking and tying-in fruit bushes.
  • Stake any young trees and tall brassicas to prevent wind rock damaging them by loosening the soil around their roots.
  • Evergreens and conifers planted last month should be watched for wind rock, and firmed in again immediately after the high winds.

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