Definition of reforestation
: the action of renewing forest cover (as by natural seeding or by the artificial planting of seeds or young trees)
reforestplay \(ˌ)rē-ˈfȯr-əst, -ˈfär-\ transitive verb
Recent Examples of reforestation from the Web
The fields have long been here, but most of the trees are new, planted over the past 18 years as part of the largest reforestation effort in the world.
This involves people putting their values into action through financing of for-profit companies involved in social causes, from reforestation to prisoner rehabilitation – while also accepting smaller returns than other investments.
There are myriad theories about why ticks are expanding their ranges, including reforestation and growth in the deer and rodent populations, which are common hosts.
Reforestation and increased deer populations are contributing to the expanding tick distribution, Eisen said.
You’ll also be encouraged to plant a tree as part of the lodge’s reforestation project, which spans 64 acres.
Pinterest Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at a benefit for Haiti Takes Root — a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti — alongside Sean Penn, who co-hosted the event at Sotheby’s New York on Friday.
One of the largest projects now is a reforestation effort underway on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Giant pandas are national symbol in China, their native habitat, and the I.U.C.N. said on Sunday that efforts by the Chinese government to reverse the slide of the population, using forest protection and reforestation, had been successful.
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REFORESTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reforestation for English Language Learners
: the act of planting tree seeds or young trees in an area where there used to be a forest
REFORESTATION Defined for Kids
Definition of reforestation for Students
: the act of renewing forest growth by planting seeds or young trees
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