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pinning method

  • A method used to determine radial growth dynamics in woody plants. The developing tissue is pierced with a needle; the exact location of the injured tissue, as observed at a later stage, gives an indication of the rate of increment.
German: Nadelstichverfahren
French: "méthode de l'aiguille"
Italian: metodo della puntura
Spanish: método del alfiler
Portuguese: método da perfuração

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