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CHAPTER V

Tell Me about Air


Layering

Sub-topics:
A. The Vocabulary List of Air Layering
B. The Terminology List of Air Layering
C. Exercise

A The Vocabulary List of Air Layering

No

Pictures

Vocabulary List

Phonetic

Meaning

1.

Ball of soil

Transcription
/bl v sl/

Bola tanah

2.

Bark

/bk/

Kulit kayu

3.

Binding

/band/

Pengikatan

4.

Branch

/brn/

Dahan

5.

Cow dung

/ka d/

Kotoran sapi

6.

Deep

/ dip/

Dalam

7.

Dig

/dg/

Menggali

8.

Fail

/fel /

Gagal

9.

Fertile soil

/ftal sl/

Tanah subur

10.

Fill

/fl/

Mengisi

11.

Fruit

/frut/

Buah

12.

Knife

/naf/

Pisau

13.

Leaves

/livz/

Daun-daun

14.

Matured

/mtjd/

Dewasa

15.

Plastic

/plstk/

Plastik

16.

Propagate

/prpget/

Memperbanyak

17.

Root

/rut/

Akar

18.

Seed

/sid/

Bibit

19.

Stem

/stm /

Batang

20.

String

/str/

Tali

21.

Tip

/ tp/

Ujung

23.

Transplanting

/trnsplnt/

Pencangkokan

Table 5.1. The Vocabulary List of Air Layering

No
1.

The Terminology
List of Air
Pictures
Terminology
ListLayering
Definition
Air Layering
Simple way of propagating
fruit tree seedlings from
their branches

2.

Cambium

A kind of meristem and is


most

active

in

woody

plants, where it lies between


the bark and wood of the
stem
3.

Circumferential cut

Cut

around

cambium,

the

and

bark,
phloem

layers

4.

Cut the branch

Cut that branch below the


wad of rooted

5.

Handful of fertile soil

Place a handful of fertile


soil around the cut section
to make a ball

6.

Mix

Amalgamate the Fertile soil


and cow dung

7.

Plant

Living seed that grows in


the earth

8.

Phloem layers

Phloem cells conduct food


from leaves to rest of the
plant.

Phloem

cells

are

usually located outside the


xylem
9.

Strip

Strip

off

that

bark/cambium/phlopem
between the two cuts.

10.

Tie

Tie

the

end of

plastic

around the fertile soil ball

11.

Wrap

Wrapping it around the


branch so that the fertile soil
completely

covers

the

girdled area.
12.

Xylem layers

Xylem is a term applied to


woody (lignin-impregnated)
walls of certain cells of
plants. Xylem cells tend to
conduct water and minerals

from roots to leaves.


Table 5.2. The Terminology List of Air Layering

Exercise
Exercise 1
Complete the crossword puzzle below with the correct words!
1

t
u

7
10

CROSS
2. Simple way of propogating the tree seedlings from their branch
6. The outer layers of stems and roots of plants
7. Amalgamate the Fertile soil and cow dung
8. The thing that is used to cut/strip the bark
10. A term applied to woody (lignin-impregnated) walls of certain cells of
plants.
DOWN
1. One of the requirement of the branch to be air layering
3. The thing that is used to wrop the fertile soil on the branch
4. Part of the tree growing out from a steam
5. A kind of meristem and is most active in woody plants, where it lies
between the bark and wood of the stem
9. Part of a plant used as food

Exercise 2

Match the words and the pictures below!


1.

2.

2..

4.

5.

7.

8.

3.

3.

6.

9.

10.

Tie

String

Plastic

Strip

Air Layering

Plant

Root

Wrap

Ball of soil

Fertile soil

ANSWER KEY:

Exercise 1:
1. Mature
2. Air layering
3. Plastic
4. Barnch
5. Cambium
6. Bark
7. Mix
8. Knife
9. Fruit
10. Xilem

Exercise 2:

Tie

String

Plastic

Strip

Air Layering

Plant

Root

Wrap

Ball of soil

Fertile soil

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