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Planting and Transplanting Stresses - Slide 12

A close-up view of the twine girdling the stem. Severe girdling from wires or twine starts as a phloem girdling, restricting the movement of photosynthesis within the plant, and often ends up restricting water and nutrient movement within the plant. Courtesy of Cindy Ash.
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