Definitions for "Tending"
Generally an operation carried out for the benefit of a forest crop, at any stage of its life; essentially covers operations on the crop itself and on competing vegetation, e.g., weeding, cleaning. thinning, and even improvement fellings; also pruning, climber cutting and girdling of unwanted growth, but not regeneration fellings, nor ground operations like soil working, drainage, irrigation and controlled burning. Cf. Cultural operations. ( BCFT).
any operation carried out for the benefit of a forest crop or an individual thereof, at any stage of its life. It includes operations both on the crop itself and on competing vegetation but not site preparation or regeneration cuttings.
A collective term for silvicultural operations that are directly applied to the growing tree e.g. aerial fertilisation and fire protection are not usually referred to as “tending”, whereas pruning and thinning are referred to as “tending”.
Keywords:  estrus, ebb, mate, tide, alert
The turning, or swinging, of a ship round her anchor in a tide-way at the beginning of ebb and flood.
The period right before estrus when a buck and a doe are seen together. The buck will stand by the doe, waiting for her to enter estrus. He will stand alert and protect her from any other bucks who may wish to mate.
(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"
the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"