Glossary – G

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Geotextile fabric – A very tough, coarsely-woven fabric used as underlayment for road and trail beds to strengthen the bed.

Girdling – Completely encircling the trunk of a tree with a cut that severs the bark and cambium (actively growing layer of cells) and usually penetrates into the sapwood to kill the tree by preventing the conduction of water and nutrients.

Grading (trees or logs) – Evaluating and sorting trees or logs according to wood quality.

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