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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On private forestland in the Coast Range, about 3,000 attendees dance, meditate, practice yoga, eat vegan, and celebrate secular spirituality. Brett Campbell | For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Beloved Festival works toward providing a truly diverse experience," 6 Aug. 2019 Large pension funds have been moving further into the area, which includes real estate, forestland and infrastructure, in hopes of earning high returns by taking on more risk. Heather Gillers, WSJ, "Calpers Fell Short of Its Own Goals in Fiscal 2019," 11 July 2019 California’s proposed legislation follows an investigation last year by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine into Indonesia’s role in producing palm oil on tropical forestlands and vulnerable peatland. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, "Proposed California Law Would Punish Companies for Failing to Limit Harm to the Planet’s Forests," 7 Aug. 2019 The state’s current wildfire-fighting strategy relies heavily on altering forestland and creating firebreaks. Colleen Shalby,, "Expect more fires this season in California, experts warn," 28 June 2019 Forestry officials in Alabama are still tallying lost value, but have identified more than 42,000 acres of forestland in the state’s southeast corner where damage ranges from modest to total loss. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again," 27 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of forestland

1649, in the meaning defined above

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