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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For an initial payment of around $3 million to the Indonesian government, Mr. Hartono’s company gained the rights to the forestland for 60 years. Jon Emont, WSJ, "One Man’s Money-Draining Bet on Climate Change," 27 Dec. 2018 The city, situated amid forestland that offered a healthy supply of timber, saw its first surge of furniture-making in the 17th century, when English makers settled there and continued their craft in a new homeland. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "A Tiny North Carolina Town You've Never Heard of Makes Most of America's Furniture," 27 Mar. 2019 Investors large and small snapped up forestland that big paper companies put on the market to take advantage of the interest. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.," 9 Oct. 2018 Under the current system, forestland leaseholders turn a profit by cutting and selling trees. Jake Bullinger, Outside Online, "How to Make Millions While Saving a Forest," 7 May 2018 About 57% of California forestland is owned by the federal government while most of the rest is private land regulated by the state. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "California’s Paradise Lost," 12 Nov. 2018 Even as flames chew through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair the damage caused not by flames but by firefighters trying to stop them. Jonathan J. Cooper, Fox News, "Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it," 15 Aug. 2018 Here, surrounded by miles of plastic tubes, weaving upward through 900 acres of forestland, owner and founder David Marvin showed me how maple syrup is produced in 2018. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 Here, surrounded by miles of plastic tubes, weaving upward through 900 acres of forestland, owner and founder David Marvin showed me how maple syrup is produced in 2018. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018

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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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