tree line


Definition of tree line

Examples of tree line in a Sentence

The hikers had reached the tree line by noon.
Recent Examples on the Web The route follows a slow incline through the tree line, then meanders through a number of switchbacks closer to the top. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 15 June 2022 This phenomenon is occurring across 77 percent of the European Alps above the tree line — the edge of alpine habitats where trees stop growing. Sarah Sloat, NBC News, 2 June 2022 Usually found at the edge of the tree line, most of the several-hundred-year-old trees have turned white and skeletal. Jon Waterman, Outside Online, 15 June 2020 The man's body could be seen late Monday morning face down near a tree line to the left of the old school's parking lot. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2022 On Thursday, plumes of dark smoke from Russian shelling rose at a nearby tree line as loud thuds shook the village’s buildings. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 Plans show most of the tree line along the south and west of the site has been preserved. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2022 While soaring along the tree line will get the heart racing, those hoping to gain some insight into the region's native flora and fauna should book a tour with High Rock Adventures. Jared Ranahan, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2022 Just across the water from his marina sits the Back River Wastewater Treatment plant, its silo-esque structures poking above the tree line. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tree line

1893, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Tree line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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