The process of uprooting and tipping over of trees by strong winds, commonly resulting in a small depression from which the root-ball is displaced and an adjacent mound from the sediments subsequently sloughed from the root ball. Most prevalent in shallow forested soils over a restrictive layer (e.g., bedrock); also called tree-throw, windthrow.
   Compare: tree-tip mound, tree-tip pit.

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  • tree-tip pit and mound topography —    A local scale topography composed of irregularly spaced, small, closed depressions and adjacent mounds caused by the displacement of root balls from trees knocked down by wind (i.e., tree tip; also called tree throw). The result is a subdued,… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • tree-tip pit —    The small pit or depression resulting from an area vacated by the root plate (ball) resulting from tree tip ( tree throw ). Such pits are commonly adjacent to small mounds composed of the displaced material. Subsequent infilling commonly… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • tree-tip mound —    The small mound of debris sloughed from the root plate (root ball) of a tipped over tree.    Sometimes called a cradle knoll (not recommended). Local soil horizons are commonly obliterated and result in heterogeneous strata.    Compare: tree… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • tree-throw —    (not preferred)    see tree tip, tree tip mound, tree tip pit …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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