We all know what a tree trunk is and a branch and a twig, though quite when one becomes the other is perhaps less clear. But what about the bole?
The bole of the tree is the trunk from ground level to the first major branch. When measuring the girth of a tree it is measured at about chest height, more accurately 1.3-1.5m above the soil level (1.4m in the USA).
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You’re a mine of information & always so interesting.
I follow your blogs all the time – but just don’t usually comment – sorry. Regards. Anne
Thank you 🙂 Glad I manage to keep up the interest.
Something I didn’t know, but the Head Gardener did. Thanks, Geoff
I’ve been studying some 200 year old trees where the grafting point is about 1.5 m above ground. Thanks for your information .
The interesting thing about some grafted trees is that you get a huge bulge where the graft is if the stock and scion grow at different rates.