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

Examples of planting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ever since, forest managers have stayed loyal to these zones when selecting seeds for planting. Lauren Markham, Wired, 9 Oct. 2021 Hondula said changes, including planting trees, installing shade structures and adding light-colored surfaces to streets and roofs, can make the city cooler. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 7 Oct. 2021 The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and give the public an opportunity to learn about local recycling and environmental initiatives and receive a free oak sapling for planting. Jennifer Johnson,, 5 Oct. 2021 And tree planting is just a tiny fraction of the potential for restoring ecosystems. Thomas Crowther And Lucy Mulenckei, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 While tree planting is relatively simple, other solutions may require a bigger lift. Chrystelle L. Vilfranc, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Aug. 2021 Researchers have found that agroforestry projects often fail when the focus is solely on tree-planting and locals are left out of the process. Jessica Leigh Hester, Wired, 21 Aug. 2021 Other initiatives such an all-grass roof that is using the same grass from the nearby grasslands, rainwater tanks, tree-planting, and use of solar panels will also be implemented. Hannah Streck, Travel + Leisure, 13 Aug. 2021 The recent tree-planting event at the resort was part of the recertification process. Arkansas Online, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of planting

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of planting was in 1535

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12 Oct 2021

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“Planting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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