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

Examples of forestland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Reyes Peak Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project, first proposed in 2020, would thin and trim 755 acres of forestland that the Forest Service says would alleviate firefighting risks. Christian Martinezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 Fines can rise to more than $100,000 for negligent landowners next to forestland who contribute to a fire, according to the Oregon Forestland Urban Interface Fire Protection Act. oregonlive, 25 May 2021 Most of Europe was rapidly deforested during the industrial era; less than 4 percent of EU forestland remains intact. Alexander Sammon, The New Republic, 16 Feb. 2022 The Forest Service manages 8 million acres in California, roughly one-quarter of the state’s forestland. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Nov. 2021 The golf-course community consists of five neighborhoods bordered by forestland and set near ski slopes and Lake Tahoe. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Even though the rate of rainforest destruction has slowed, environmentalists worry that the demand for pulpwood, which is harvested for the production of paper and viscose, will fuel the clearing of more forestland. NBC News, 11 Dec. 2021 California’s national forest shutdown, in effect from Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. through Sept. 17, affects more than 20 million acres of national forestland. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Aug. 2021 A few hundred miles to the south, evacuations were ordered Sunday after a blaze that broke out the night before churned through California forestland near the remote community of Omo Ranch. Fox News, 16 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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11 May 2022

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“Forestland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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