forestry

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noun for·est·ry \ˈfȯr-ə-strē, ˈfär-\

Definition of forestry

  1. 1 :  forestland

  2. 2a :  the science of developing, caring for, or cultivating forestsb :  the management of growing timber

Examples of forestry in a Sentence

  1. She studied forestry in college.

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This is the management of forested land, along with associated waters and wasteland, primarily for harvesting timber, but also for conservation and recreation purposes. The harvesting and replanting of timber are the primary activities of forestry, and the main objective is to maintain a continuous supply of timber through carefully planned harvest and replacement. The forest manager is also responsible for the application of other land controls, including the protection of wildlife and the protection of forests from weeds, insects, fungal diseases, erosion, and fire. The planned management of forests originated in early medieval Europe, where laws regulated the felling of timber and the use of forests for hunting. In 1891 the US government authorized its first reserves of forested land.

First Known Use of forestry

1823


FORESTRY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of forestry for English Language Learners

  • : the science and practice of caring for forests


FORESTRY Defined for Kids

forestry

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noun for·est·ry \ˈfȯr-ə-strē\

Definition of forestry for Students

  1. :  the science and practice of caring for forests

forester

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