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Classes 1 - 5 represent girdling caused by moose bark stripping.
A: It could be girdling root, soil excavation, mechanical injury or something else.
Along the length of this 65,000-km chain girdling the globe, the seafloor spreads apart to form new ocean crust.
State Big Tree Coordinator Robert Zahner, on a visit to remeasure the champ, found eight fires had been lit around the base, girdling the bole, the area of trunk from the ground to the tree's first major branch.
Repeating bursts would more directly support a less popular model, in which the flashes come from a huge halo girdling the Milky Way and extending halfway to Andromeda, the nearest spiral galaxy.