forestland

noun
for·​est·​land | \ ˈfȯr-əst-ˌland How to pronounce forestland (audio) , ˈfär- \

Definition of forestland

: land covered with forest or reserved for the growth of forests

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Examples of forestland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The way forward is to switch from cocoa to crops that do not require forestland (new or exhausted), extra fertilisers or more labour. Michael E Odijie, Quartz Africa, "West Africa’s cocoa farmers are trapped by the global chocolate industry," 10 Oct. 2019 These landowners have an economic incentive to harvest and replant so that their forestland continues to generate revenue. Fortune, "Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about paper packaging when you shop online," 30 Jan. 2020 Much is unknown about the government’s mining plans in the Atewa, a 90-square-mile tract of mountainous forestland. Stacey Knott, Washington Post, "Mining Ghana’s bauxite would bring in billions from China. But it could also taint the water for 5 million people.," 28 Oct. 2019 Forest was cut down and burned before planting, and then, when the plot became infertile, the farmer moved to fresh forestland and did the same again. Michael E Odijie, Quartz Africa, "West Africa’s cocoa farmers are trapped by the global chocolate industry," 10 Oct. 2019 While some forestland in the area was burned by the native Kalapuya people and converted to prairie, the fir and others around it were in a wetter part of forest and free to grow. oregonlive.com, "‘Majestic’ Douglas fir stood for 420 years. Then Oregon State University foresters cut it down," 26 July 2019 The company now owns more than 580,000 acres of forestland in the U.S. and Europe. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "IKEA acquires 42,000 acres of forestland in East Texas," 22 Nov. 2019 According to Gamble, this project alone will prevent more than 750 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere, an amount equivalent to 800 acres of forestland sequestering carbon dioxide for a year. Marcello Rossi, Quartz, "Scientists are taking concrete steps towards reducing cement’s massive carbon footprint," 15 Nov. 2019 The statement noted that the federal government owns 57 percent of California’s forestlands, with most of the rest owned privately. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Trump, Newsom wildfire clash came days after Newsom lauded president as 'partner'," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of forestland

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forestland was in 1649

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20 Feb 2020

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“Forestland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forestland. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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