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Look for perfectly round, dime-sized exit holes, shallow oval or round scars in the bark or sawdust-like material on the ground around the tree or in the branches or the bug itself.
Signs of dime-size exit holes, oval scars in the bark and sawdust-like material near the tree's base are indications of an infestation.
Blocks of ice were shipped in from Maine, stored in sawdust and then distributed by wagon throughout the city.
Use mulches, such as pine straw, decomposed sawdust or newspapers, to conserve moisture.
Wood chips, sawdust and similar fresh tree products bind up nutrients needed for plant growth as microorganisms start to break them down into a compost-like material.
Standing in a pile of sawdust stroking a walnut beam, Garlan pointed to worm holes and indents from an ax wielded more than a century ago.
While the smoked mushroom mousse tasted almost of meat butter smeared on crunchy naan studded with hemp seeds, the ground-up black truffle sprinkled over watery white asparagus performed more like sawdust.
Worship has been tailored for cowboys (country music and sawdust on the floor) and bikers (dress code: leather), said the Rev. Karl Vaters, who writes a blog on innovative leadership in small churches for Christianity Today magazine.
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Definition of sawdust for English Language Learners
: tiny particles of wood that are formed from sawing or sanding wood
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