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sa pling

  • n  young tree

  • By attacking the Sri Maha Bodhiya, the site of a sacred 2,200-year-old bo tree said to have grown from a sapling of the tree under which Buddha found enlightenment, the guerrillas .
  • Wood may not be the most efficient energy source, but replacing a tree with a growing sapling is basically carbon neutral because the sapling sucks in more carbon dioxide per mass .
  • A veterinarian cuts and breaks the horse's tail much as an unskilled woodsman might hack and push down a sapling.
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  • Some question choice of tree for Arch grounds
    The ash trees on the grounds of the Gateway Arch are expected to die off soon, and they're being removed. But the sapling picked as their replacement has its own problems.
    June 17, 2013 - St. Joseph News-Press
  • Musings by the river bank
    A mourning cloak butterfly lands briefly on a white ash sapling a dozen feet in front of me. He pauses only long enough for me to get a look at him and then moves away, out of sight.
    June 15, 2013 - The Pilot-Independent
  • For Afghan Scouts, 'Be prepared' takes on a new meaning
    Members risk death to attend meetings and earn merit badges related to life in a war zone. KABUL, Afghanistan –- Mohammad Aziz Ayob adjusts his Boy Scout scarf, leans over and settles a sapling into the dry Kabul soil as two NATO helicopters pass overhead, the clack-clack of their blades echoing off the neighboring mountains.
    June 14, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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