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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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