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English translation: plant encroachment

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12:04 Jul 2, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: agression végétale
Can anyone tell me if there is such a phrase as "plant attack? This, for instance, is when plants such as moss and lichen grow freely on ancient buildings and cause damage to their mortar and painted surfaces.
Helen
English translation:plant encroachment
Explanation:
I don't know about plant attack per se, but plant encroachment occurs when plant life infiltrates concrete, mortar etc.
plant encroachment usually refers to plants invading areas where other type of vegetation already flourish but can also mean encroachment upon manmade artifacts, constructions etc.
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lefoque
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naPlant invasionTelesforo Fernandez
naplant encroachment
lefoque
na> see below <Heathcliff


  

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3 hrs
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Explanation:
My web searches turned up several instances of "plant attack," "plant damage," and related variants. However, they all referred to attacks ON plants by insects, or damage TO plants by erosion, etc. -- Still, your "plant attack" should be fine, especially with a brief explanation such as the one you provided. -- Best, HC




    Reference: http://www.hortnet.co.nz/publications/nzpps/proceedings/97/9...
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plant encroachment


Explanation:
I don't know about plant attack per se, but plant encroachment occurs when plant life infiltrates concrete, mortar etc.
plant encroachment usually refers to plants invading areas where other type of vegetation already flourish but can also mean encroachment upon manmade artifacts, constructions etc.


    Reference: http://www.worldmonuments.org/html/100_list/epilar.html
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11 hrs
Plant invasion


Explanation:
The building would get invaed by plants.

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