re·​for·​es·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce reforestation (audio) , -ˌfär- \

Definition of reforestation

: the action of renewing forest cover (as by natural seeding or by the artificial planting of seeds or young trees)

Other Words from reforestation

reforest \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈfȯr-​əst How to pronounce reforestation (audio) , -​ˈfär-​ \ transitive verb

Examples of reforestation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden will sign an executive order that seeks to protect some of the nation’s largest and more mature trees, strengthen reforestation efforts and fight global deforestation. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 The project is the first of a handful of reforestation work planned by the U.S. Forest Service over the next two years. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2022 But locals say most residents support the reforestation effort, which has earned international recognition: The site was chosen to host World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in 2021. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Apr. 2022 Federal agencies will be asked to set reforestation targets for 2030. Bystephanie Ebbs, ABC News, 22 Apr. 2022 During Earth Month, The Outset will donate 10% of sales, up to $25,000, to One Tree Planted to support wildfire reforestation efforts in California. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 And the government agencies pushing reforestation are among the ones that failed to prevent the forest’s destruction in the first place. Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2022 The work, which includes dismantling non-historic buildings around the park and providing reforestation, should be completed by this spring. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2022 Over 80% of the new trees survived, while previous government reforestation programs saw survival rates of between 10% and 35%. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reforestation

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Reforestation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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re·​for·​es·​ta·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce reforestation (audio) \

Kids Definition of reforestation

: the act of renewing forest growth by planting seeds or young trees

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