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dead tree

(publication, jargon)

Use of this term emphasises the waste of natural resources and limited features available from the printed form of a document compared with an electronic rendition.

E.g. "I read the dead tree edition of the Guardian on the train".

See also tree-killer.
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The dead tree sculpture was widely ridiculed when it was installed earlier this year, but the elephant in a Viking longboat and new seating areas have proved more popular.
The pictures taken by a reader at around 3pm of a dead tree beside the A171 Nunthorpe to Guisborough road, which he thought looked like the Grim Reaper, above and inset.
Health and Safety inspector Bruno Porter said: "I think it all happened instantly; as that live tree started to fall, the dead tree slid down and hit Mr Etheridge.
Speaking of dead trees, my attention next lights on the pile of newspapers.
Hemlocks can regenerate under a very dense forest canopy and can survive in the understory for decades waiting for a space to naturally open in the canopy by a fallen of dead tree.
In a swampy forest clearing, a female gorilla yanked a roughly 3-foot-long branch from a dead tree and waded into a deep pool of water.
Combining the archeological with the poetic, Fischer confronts transience and longevity, issues that have haunted art for much of the past half-century, from Rauschenberg's rotted, mud-covered canvases and the Earthworks of Nancy Holt (incidentally Smithson's wife), to Meg Webster's plant works and Mark Dion's Vivarium, 2002-2003 (an homage to Smithson's Dead Tree, 1969).
Fred Swanson, a Forest Service geologist at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon, says scientists surveying the devastated landscape following the 1980 eruption were struck by how dead tree snags and fallen logs--so-called "legacy structures"--provided invaluable refuge for the surviving plants and animals while simultaneously serving as base stations for colonizing species.
She had photographed a building for a client, and he was impressed that her composition hid an unsightly dead tree.
It's true there's no wood in the S60 T5, but I've never understood the need for dead tree matter in a car.
There was a dead tree in the front yard, the shingles were falling off the house, and the screens were torn.