What does the word sapling mean?

Usage examples for sapling

  1. The chain he made fast to the sapling. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  2. Jellico hitched his way up a sapling, now bending under his weight. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  3. My timber stretches back from the lake for eight miles; they either will have to go beyond that and truck in the logs for that distance, which would be ruinous as far as profits are concerned, or content themselves with scrub pine and sapling spruce. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper