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Injury resulting from removal or tight encircling of the bark or cambium around the outer circumference of a plant stem or tree trunk, which may cause death by disrupting nutrient transport.
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  • stem girdling
  • trunk girdling
  • ring barking
  • tree girdling
  • branch girdling
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