To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
A tight-fitting item of clothing which covers the body and not the limbs.
A woman's corset or girdle, esp. one with an attached bra
A flexible band of cloth worn around the waist to which garters are attached to hold up socks or stockings.
Financial or other help.
A girdle with a crotch
A usually bandlike geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect. Often used in combination:
A device used to adjust or control
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