accretion cutting

variants: or accretion thinning

Definition of accretion cutting

: thinning of trees in order to secure greater growth in girth of those left standing

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First Known Use of accretion cutting

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Accretion cutting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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