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Uprooting

 

the removal of stumps, individual trees, shrubs, and roots in the preparation for economic use of land that is forested or overgrown with brush. There are several methods of removing stumps: mechanized (using stump pullers), fire (the stumps are burned on-site), manual (small stumps up to 20 cm in diameter are pulled with simple tools and machinery), and explosive. In the USSR the most common method of uprooting is by machine.

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Examine the role of governments in creating situations that uproot people.
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Stressing that after striking a nuclear agreement with the world powers, Iran now feels the heavy responsibility of establishment of peace and stability in the region, he said, "To achieve this important goal, it is necessary to uproot terrorism through collective cooperation.
Efforts from the Ministry of Agriculture in Dhamar had encouraged a number of qat farmers in Jahran district to uproot the tree, especially after providing them with alternatives and technical support.
The other farmer, Ahmed Al-Maybadi, said that he decided to uproot qat because he lost the opportunity to continue his education to the qat business.
To be noted, this area is consistently targeted by extreme settlers who uproot and cut trees and vandalize Palestinians' property.
Nomn Hamdan, head of al-Jab village council, told WAFA that settlers brought a bulldozer to uproot the trees froma land that belongs to Ibrahim Hamdan, demolished several retaining walls and razed a large area of the land.
PNN On Thursday 8th November, Israeli occupation forces started in the afternoon, to uproot dozens of almond and olive trees from the lands of Nahalin village, west of Bethlehem.
These include the necessity of continuing negotiations with the Palestinians and the recognition that a permanent agreement would include the establishment of a Palestinian ``entity,'' the recognition of Israel's right to defend itself and a commitment not to uproot any Jewish settlements on occupied lands.
Are we to complain,' wrote free India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, `of the cyclone that uproots us and hurls us about, or the cold wind that makes us shiver?