tim·ber·land | \ ˈtim-bər-ˌland \

Definition of timberland 

: wooded land especially with marketable timber

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Examples of timberland in a Sentence

the wildfire burned through a large swath of timberland

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CatchMark Timber Trust alongside British Columbia Investment Management Corp closed a $1.4 billion deal to acquire 1.1 million acres of Texas timberland Tuesday, while New Forests also invested in New Zealand Forestry plantations. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Tuesday, July 10," 10 July 2018 That put massive swaths of timberland in the hands of investment companies and prompted worries about future timber supplies and the ecological effect of breaking large blocks of forest into smaller ones. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DNR adds more land for fishing, hunting and other public uses in $7.2 million deal," 23 May 2018 The university invested in central California vineyards, Central American teak forests, a cotton farm in Australia, a eucalyptus plantation in Uruguay, and timberland in Romania. Michael Mcdonald, Bloomberg.com, "Harvard Blew $1 Billion in Bet on Tomatoes, Sugar, and Eucalyptus," 1 Mar. 2018 In the forest, privet occupies one million acres of timberland, and is the second most invasive plant. Jefferson County Cooperative Extension, AL.com, "The problem with privet (Garden Talk)," 29 Mar. 2018 There are almost 8 billion ash trees on US timberlands, according to a 2014 assessment, valued at more than $282 billion dollars. Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Keeping the emerald ash borer in check," 8 Mar. 2018 The changing forests will also pose challenges for loggers and timberland owners in the Northeast. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, "Beech booming as climate changes, and that’s bad for forests," 25 Feb. 2018 The changing forests will also pose challenges for loggers and timberland owners in the Northeast. Washington Post, "Beech booming as climate changes, and that’s bad for forests," 25 Feb. 2018 But ambitions to increase the acreage of the state forest system and to bolster efforts to help private timberland owners to sustainably manage their land have been hampered by a shrinking budget. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Can cutting trees be good for Indiana forests? Or is it just about timber profits?," 11 Feb. 2018

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1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timberland was in 1654

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English Language Learners Definition of timberland

: land that is covered with trees that are grown in order to produce wood


tim·ber·land | \ ˈtim-bər-ˌland \

Kids Definition of timberland

: wooded land especially as a source of timber

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