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

Definition of timberland

: 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 So Cornell was granted 500,000 acres of timberland in Wisconsin's Chippewa River valley. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2022 Ironically, these forest giants, some of which stood during William Penn's days, were saved from the axe by the Cook lumber family, early conservationists who deeded 7,200 acres of timberland to the Commonwealth in 1927. Gina Decaprio Vercesi, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Passamaquoddy tribe raised more than $30 million by selling such credits tied to almost 98,500 acres of timberland, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Luis Garcia, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in the two irrigation projects that are important for conservation, and saving water and timberland, the governor said. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 26 Dec. 2021 The timberland, the group claims, is among the quality native forests left in the state. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec. 2021 It’s not necessarily a lot of moneymaking from a commercial timberland perspective, but really important habitat and for protecting the river corridor. oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2021 Among his philanthropic activities, Buck held over 1.2 million acres of timberland under the Tall Timbers Trust, according to Subway. Alain Sherter, CBS News, 19 Nov. 2021 The timberland is between Stillwater and The Lakes subdivisions. Kathy Jumper, al, 24 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of timberland

1654, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Timberland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timberland. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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

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: wooded land especially as a source of timber

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