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21:54 Dec 1, 2008
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Science - Forestry / Wood / Timber
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: understory
Definition from NC glossary of forestry terms:
The area below the forest canopy that comprises shrubs, snags and small tree. Because the understory receives little light, many of the plants at this level tolerate shade and will remain part of the understory. Others will grow and replace older trees that fall.

Example sentence(s):
  • The understory is a unique environment, involving more than just shade. Shade influences air temperature, humidity, soil temperature, soil moisture content, wind movement, and more. These factors impact plants. Agroforestry ejournal
  • Savanna trees influence water, light, and nutrient availability under their canopies, but the relative importance of these resources to understory plants is not well understood. CAT.INIST
  • Understory vegetation responded to thinning with increased percentage of cover and number of herbaceous species in thinned areas and in created gaps. US Forest Service
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Definition from Den Danske Ordbog:
buske, krat og små træer som gror under de høje træer i en skov

Example sentence(s):
  • Tørst er nøjsom, skyggetålende og modstår moderat vind. Den er derfor velegnet som underplantning i skovbryn og hegn på sure jorde, samt som underskov under eg på lavtliggende jorde. - Skov- og Naturstyrelsen  
  • Hylden sår sig selv i lysninger, skovbryn og som underskov i lysåbne skove med f.eks. eg, ask, gammel gran mm. - Skoven-i-skolen  
  • Træbestanden består overvejende af løn, elm, ask og poppel, men med en væsentlig indblanding af røn, fuglekirsebær og naur og med tjørn som underskov. - Københavns Kommune  
Mette Melchior
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Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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