tim·​ber·​land | \ ˈtim-bər-ˌland How to pronounce timberland (audio) \

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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Retirement accounts and the sales of small businesses, farms, homes and timberland would be exempt. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Washington Senate lawmakers propose a budget with a different idea for a capital-gains tax," 29 Mar. 2019 The California Public Employees’ Retirement System spent more than $2 billion on Southern timberland, and harvested trees at depressed prices to pay interest on money borrowed to buy. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.," 9 Oct. 2018 Weyerhaeuser said its board has chosen Devin Stockfish, currently senior vice president of timberlands at the company, to take over as CEO at the start of 2019. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Weyerhaeuser Announces Retirement of CEO Doyle Simons," 27 Aug. 2018 By 2020, the amount of wood growing per acre of timberland in many counties will have more than quadrupled since 1980, U.S. forestry officials estimate. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.," 9 Oct. 2018 Weyerhaeuser said President and CEO Doyle Simons will be replaced Jan. 1 by the leader of the company’s timberlands business, Devin Stockfish. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Weyerhaeuser says Simons will step down as CEO in January," 27 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of timberland

1654, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of timberland

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


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Kids Definition of timberland

: wooded land especially as a source of timber

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