Last edited 13 May 2021

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Timber bole

A guide to the use of urban timber (FB 50) was written by Geoff Cooper and published by BRE on 31 July 2012. The guide defines timberbole’ as: 'A term used to describe the trunk after felling and branch removal.'

However, Groynes in coastal engineering (CIRIA C793), published by CIRIA in 2020, defines a bole as: ‘The stem, or trunk of a tree when over 200 mm diameter.’

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