scale scar

scale scar

[′skāl ‚skär]
(botany)
A mark left on a stem after bud scales have fallen off.
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Twigs re-growing from 2-year-old stems that were browsed previously had larger diameters at their bud scale scar than those re-growing from stems that were not browsed in the previous year.
We estimated length of leaders of current annual growth for feltleaf willow from their diameter at the bud scale scar using regression equations developed for this crushed area by Bowyer et al.
In that analysis, diameter of current annual growth was the dependent variable, with location on the twig (at the bud scale scar or bite) where diameter was measured, previous browsing history (browsed or unbrowsed), and their interaction as main effects.