A whip is a slender, unbranched shoot or plant. This term is used in forestry to refer to unbranched young tree seedlings of approximately 0.5-1.0 m (1 ft 7 in-3 ft 3 in) in height and 2–3 years old, that have been grown for planting out.
- The whips have been dug from Ian Bushell’s garden, where they have spent the winter;
- there are stakes to hold them up and guards to protect them;
- and Friends to plant them in the car park where they will thicken the hedge and provide a range of wildlife habitat.