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Definition of scale

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Definition as written by talinum:

Small sap-sucking insects, which in their adult phase are stationary on leaf and stem surfaces. They cover themselves with an adhesive waxy shell which repels water and makes them difficult to eradicate. They can cause considerable damage.

Definition as written by Terry:

Often ants and sooty mold are tell-tale signs of the presence of scales. Control includes removing by hand, insecticidal soap or horticultural oils and other traditional insecticides.

Definition as written by Terry:

A small leaf providing protective covering of leaf buds on deciduous trees; the involucre of Asteraceae (Composite) flowers; the bracts of catkin, the thickened leaves which constitute a bulb, and the leaves or bracts of pinecones.

Definition as written by Terry:

A landscape plan or garden design is often drawn "to scale" by hand on graph paper or with a computer-assisted deisgn (CAD) software program.

The scale is typically one square = one square foot (or some other measurement.) By creating a scale drawing, the design can be plotted out, reviewed and modified before the actual work begins.

Definition as written by talinum:

The proportion of one object to another. A design term used in landscape plans.

Definition as written by jules_jewel:

SCALES: Small sap-sucking insects on the leaves of an oleander.

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Definition as written by fancyflea:

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Definition as written by fancyflea:

Scale on Prickly Cactus

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