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drought crack

  • Radial splitting in the stem of a fast-growing tree as a result of internal stresses set up by excessive drying of the wood following drought. (≈ Ford-Robertson 1983)
German: Trockenriss
French: fente de sécheresse
Italian: cretto da siccità
Spanish: grieta de sequía
Portuguese: rachadura de seca

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