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Tree stump, about 37 years after felling

The stump or tree stump is a small remaining part of the trunk with the roots still in the ground. Stumps may show the ages of a tree through its rings. The study of these rings is known as dendrochronology. Sometimes stumps are able to grow again into new trees. Sometimes a tree is cut to a stump on purpose to grow again. This is known as "coppicing".

  • Buckley, G.P. 1992. Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands. Springer 336 pages,ISBN: 0-412-43110-6, ISBN: 978-0-412-43110-4.
  • Schenk, H.J., and R.B. Jackson. 2002. The global biogeography of roots. Ecological Monographs 72 (3): 311-328.

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