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Definition of stress

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Definition as written by Greenwood:

Stress in plants includes any factors that could lead to the death of the plant. For example, the lack of (or too much) cold, heat, water, sunlight, shade, fertilizer

Definition as written by Terry:

Plants that are stressed will often perform a "last-ditch" all-out effort to reproduce, including rapid and profuse blooming followed by setting seed.

This natural response can be problematic when attempting to eradicate undesirable plants or trees, and may require gradual efforts to eliminate the plant over time. (An example of this phenomenon is the Melaleuca trees in Florida, where attempts to quickly eliminate them actually created a larger problem when seedlings sprouted after the parent trees were killed.)

Definition as written by ShaiP:

The confusion created when the mind overrides the body's natural desire to choke someone who really needs it.

Example: It caused me great stress to see that my neighbor had hacked off several of the lower limbs from my Magnolia tree.

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