Bole

n. The main stem or trunk of a tree.

 

  • Discussion

 

The bole is usually thought of as the lower part of a tree’s stem, from the root collar to the point in the canopy at which the main branches emerge. It is sometimes also defined as the merchantable part of the stem or the part of the stem that can be sawn into logs.

 

  • Notes

    • Author 

      Eric Knapp, Research Ecologist

      Pacific Southwest Research Station