How to Girdle

Introduction to Restoration Ecology
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 3:00pm EDT

An accompanying video for the book, Introduction to Restoration Ecology, the aim of this video is to illustrate a common mechanical technique used to manage certain pest trees. While the text describes the principle and the technique, it's always good to show someone actually doing the girdling to illustrate how easy it is. The is tied to two chapters (10 and 11). The video elaborates upon our discussion of girdling in Chapter 10, Management; and relates to our discussion in Chapter 11, Pest Species, that aspen is, in some situations, a pest species.