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Re: BS 5837 (1991)

Subject: Re: BS 5837 (1991)
From: Jerry Ross
Date: Dec 20 2007 09:52:47


Dougie Nisbet wrote:
Jerry Ross wrote:

But then there's "over-mature"
What's that about exactly?
I'm a bit puzzled about "over-mature" and "senescent". Are they the same thing?
Quite.
Hence the need for some standardised definitions.

And anyway, are we talking about tree age or condition? "Young" (for instance) is a statement of fact; "over-mature", on the other hand, is a value judgement, while "senescent" is a diagnosis.
What's wrong with "Old"?
(Apart from the fact that oiks might understand it)




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