Uprooting


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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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ISLAMABAD, October 11, 2009 (Frontier Star): Total 111 incident of uprooting and blowing up incident of railway track were reported in the past three years while police and law enforcing agencies have arrested ten culprits involved in these incidents.
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