plant·​ing | \ ˈplan-tiŋ How to pronounce planting (audio) \

Definition of planting

: an area where plants are grown for commercial or decorative purposes also : the plants grown in such an area

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Throughout Palomar there are plantings of hardwoods, succulents, proteas, cycads, pollinator plants, rosebushes, palms, bamboos and legumes. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Palomar College’s arboretum to reopen with access-for-all trails in September," 11 Aug. 2019 In addition to the planting of billions of new trees, which absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, the bill would steer additional funds to a number of already-existing Department of Agriculture conservation programs. Jack Turman, CBS News, "Cory Booker wants the federal government to plant billions of new trees," 8 Aug. 2019 Extensive spring flooding in the U.S. Midwest this year led to extremely late planting of corn and soy crops, reducing potential yields. Stephen Leahy, National Geographic, "World food crisis looms if carbon emissions go unchecked, UN says," 8 Aug. 2019 The beautification work, which includes the planting of 10,000-11,000 trees, boasts pine, crape myrtles and oleander varieties. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "TxDOT keeps U.S. 290 projects moving forward in Cypress area," 5 Aug. 2019 The planting of the American flag is also captured. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Tapes Could Sell for $1 Million at Sotheby's," 19 July 2019 Certainly, the mass planting of trees on a global scale has the potential to help absorb the carbon-dioxide emissions that drive global warming. The Economist, "Why France’s forests are getting bigger," 18 July 2019 Last year, organizers planted a massive field of sunflowers, which became a social media sensation and drew many to Dix for the first time (the plantings will be repeated this year). Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Is most exciting park project in the nation taking shape in Raleigh?," 9 July 2019 The latter part of Phase One involves the planting of education gardens surrounding the education center, expansion of the plaza and a fountain. Laurel Deppen, The Courier-Journal, "What you need to know about Louisville's Waterfront Botanical Gardens project," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of planting

1535, in the meaning defined above

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