pristvoljnij krug / приствольный круг

11:48 Sep 6, 2005
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Agriculture / orchards
Russian term or phrase: pristvoljnij krug / приствольный круг
I transcribed Russian version as I'm not sure if the characters are going to appear the right way, excuse me, if I transcribed wrongly, Russian is not one of my working languages.

This question was originally posted in Latvian-English ,then in English monolingual Kudoz section, but a 100% correct answer was not found.
The Latvian equivalent denotes the area around the base of a tree/trees or bushes ( an orchard), that has to be kept free from weeds. The versions proposed were planting bed, bed, surrounding soil, border, pan and several others, but none of these seem to depict the Latvian version precisely. Also, there are very few materials available in Latvian concerning this term, as opposed to the above-mentioned Russian term which gets a lot of hits in Google and seems to be used very consistently.
The term applies to trees/berry bushes that are planted in an orchard and appears in an application for State aid to introduce integrated fruit production in Latvia. It's also used in landscaping terminology, e.g.,for trees in city parks. It is definitely not a furrow.
As to the content - it can be soil only, there can be mulch placed on it, but the term doesn't apply to the content, but to the area.

These are some links to pictures of how it looks in real life: orchardweb.jpg apple orchard.jpg
Austra Muizniece
Local time: 19:47

Summary of answers provided
4a weed-free circle around the trunk
Andrey Belousov (X)
3Not for grading
Jack slep
3mulch bed
Kevin Kelly



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pristvoljnij krug / приствольный круг
a weed-free circle around the trunk

... a two or three foot diameter weed-free circle around each young plant. ...
Maintain the weed-free area around your tree with weekly hoeing or with mulch ... cfm?fuseaction=article&articleID=345473
Pls, see if this works

Note added at 41 mins (2005-09-06 12:30:31 GMT)

Sorry for the broken link. Here it is:

Andrey Belousov (X)
United States
Local time: 12:47
Works in field
Native speaker of: Russian
PRO pts in category: 16
Notes to answerer
Asker: unfortunately the link doesn't work:(

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pristvoljnij krug / приствольный круг
mulch bed

You can also make it "circular mulch bed."

Note added at 1 hr 13 mins (2005-09-06 13:02:19 GMT)

Mulching is Important - Utah State University Forestry Extension - [ Diese Seite ьbersetzen ]A good mulch bed should extend out at least three feet from a tree's trunk ... Edging around the mulch bed is not needed, though it can be used if you don't ... - 18k - Im Cache - Дhnliche Seiten

Kevin Kelly
Local time: 12:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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Asker: thanks for the advice, but it might as well not be mulched or circular. We already had a really hard time with this in Latvian section,I guess it's not going to be any easier here:)

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I don't believe there is any particular term for приствольный круг in English. The answers already offered convey the meaning. The examples below give some idea of the term, including circular bed.

HOME & GARDEN INFORMATION CENTER 1-888-656-9988 HGIC 1604 http ...
Mulch also helps to prevent tree trunk injury by mowers and trimmers. ...
The square footage of a circular bed is the distance from the middle of the circle ... - 20k - Cached - Similar pages

David Ross -- Back Garden
from a five-gallon can, it was a sapling with a trunk as thick as my thumb. ...
The walkway intersection between the teardrop and circular beds is quite ... - 29k - Cached - Similar pages

Plant Answers
Never create a flowerbed around the trunk. OK, this one is controversial (even
though I've never seen a flower bed around a tree in the woods). ... - 20k - Cached - Similar pages

Changing the Grade-Level Around Trees
Next, cover the stone bed with burlap or straw to prevent soil from filtering
... In addition, excavate the soil placed around the trunk to the natural soil ... - 8k - Cached - Similar pages

CCE - Suffolk County: How to Plant Trees and Shrubs
With any excess soil create a TEMPORARY circular berm or dam to form a water basin.
... Staking materials, which are allowed to remain around the trunk, ... - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

Parks Department
When putting mulch around trees and shrubs, make sure that you don't put it ...
The square footage of a circular bed is the distance from the middle of the ...

Jack slep
Local time: 12:47
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 64
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