for·​est·​land ˈfȯr-əst-ˌland How to pronounce forestland (audio)
: land covered with forest or reserved for the growth of forests

Examples of forestland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attack happened north of Polebridge on national forestland. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 2 Oct. 2023 In the 2023 fiscal year — Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30 — the Forest Service performed mechanical treatments on 261,000 acres of federal forestland in the state. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 One of the premier road courses in world, Road America sits on 640 acres of rolling terrain, with the track running through forestland and open space just outside Elkhart Lake in rural Sheboygan County. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 23 July 2023 Though the agency treated about 313,000 acres in the state this fiscal year, California is home to approximately 33 million acres of forestland — about 19 million acres of which are federally managed. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 Virginia has about 16 million acres of forestland and more than 108,000 residents employed in forestry and related industries. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 The victim was on national forestland with her husband and their dog when the bear emerged from thick brush and attacked her on Sunday afternoon, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks news release. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2023 But alongside the timber companies are more than 330,000 private owners of forestland. William Booth, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 By the terms of the Kariba deal, the company purchased carbon credits from a developer who oversaw the area’s forestland, and sold them for a twenty-five-per-cent commission. Heidi Blake, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forestland was in 1649

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“Forestland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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