tim·​ber·​land ˈtim-bər-ˌland How to pronounce timberland (audio)
: wooded land especially with marketable timber

Examples of timberland in a Sentence

the wildfire burned through a large swath of timberland
Recent Examples on the Web Phelan wanted to reduce the limit to 5%, and apply the caps to all forms of real estate, including commercial buildings, second homes, farms and timberland. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 30 May 2023 The wildfire started Sunday, with the Estacada Fire District responding around 12:45 p.m. to a report of a brush fire in slashed and reproduced timberlands owned by The Weyerhaeuser Company, according to an update posted to the fire district’s social media. oregonlive, 18 July 2023 The timberlands here are rich and varied: maple, oak, beech, birch, mountain ash, and the placer gold of timber, red spruce, prized by the lumber mills for its grain, strength, and beauty. Mark Orwoll, Travel + Leisure, 5 Oct. 2023 In the following 13 years, the acres of forest in the area that had been thinned grew from about 20,000 to 87,000, or almost half the timberland in the recreation area that straddles the California-Nevada border, said Jeff Cowen, spokesman for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. Jim Carlton, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021 Urbanization is the main threat to the tortoises, but timberland can be managed in a way that leaves room for them. Robert Kunzig, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2023 All around her is a sprawling swath of the Siuslaw National Forest, a patchwork of Coast Range wilderness and active timberlands. oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2023 And in 2021, in a rare unanimous vote, Florida lawmakers passed the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act, which set aside $400 million to preserve nearly 18 million acres of wildlife habitat, 7 million of which are working ranchlands and timberlands. Stephanie Castellano, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Aug. 2023 Nearly $1 billion has been earmarked to protect Florida’s natural and agricultural lands from development, including ranches, timberlands, and croplands. Stephanie Castellano, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timberland was in 1654

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“Timberland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timberland. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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tim·​ber·​land -ˌland How to pronounce timberland (audio)
: wooded land especially with timber fit for sale

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