dormant tree

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dormant, dormant tree

In a timber-framed house, a large horizontal beam that supports beams of a lesser size.
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Photographs used by Madsen had been obtained in the fall of 2006--a time when there were distinct differences on the images between the evergreen pinyon-juniper vegetation and seasonally dormant trees, such as gambel oak and bigtooth maple.
But winter weather can have a horrible effect on dormant trees with snow, ice, and wind causing cracking and weakening.