Intermittent Compartmentalization  - Once canker decays start in trees, the decay will increase over time.  The canker decay fungi temporarily grow around the old boundaries by enlarging the wound.  Every time the fungus wedge spreads into the bark the size of the wound is increased.  Then the tree compartmentalizes the newly exposed wood.  This type of seesaw action is best called intermittent compartmentalization.

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