Definition: Forestry

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Etymology

From Middle English *forestrie, *forsterie (suggested by Middle English forster, forester (forester)), from Old French foresterie, from forest.

Noun

forestry (countable and uncountable, plural forestries)

  1. The science of planting and growing trees in forests.
  2. The art and practice of planting and growing trees in forests.
  3. The art and practice of cultivating, exploiting and renewing forests for commercial purposes.
  4. Commercial tree farming.
  5. A tree farm.
  6. A forest-covered area.

Derived terms

  • agroforestry
  • mycoforestry

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