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Removal of a ring of bark from the trunk of a tree kills it because____.

A
water can’t go up
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minerals can’t go up
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photosynthesis stops
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roots get starved
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Solution

The correct option is D roots get starved
Complete girdling (the bark removed from a band completely encircling the tree) will certainly kill the tree. The reason for damage due to girdling is that the phloem layer of tissue just below the bark is responsible for carrying food produced in the leaves by photosynthesis to the roots.

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