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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The meeting was part of a new project launched by UF to study the risk from a warming planet to Florida farms, ranches and timberland. Jenny Staletovich, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida farmers gearing up to fight climate change," 14 Aug. 2019 The Oregon Department of Forestry and private timberland owners have paid about $61 million and received $102 million to help cover the costs of fighting wildfires since 1973. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "California officials warn of ‘unsustainable’ taxpayer costs in disaster bill," 13 Aug. 2019 Investors paid $468,684 for about 130 acres of timberland and recreational land off Baldwin County 87 near Linholm Road in Robertsdale, according to Tim Herrington of Herrington Realty, who represented the seller. Kathy Jumper, al.com, "Apartments sell in Saraland," 14 July 2019 The Milepost 97 fire is burning in steep terrain along Interstate 5 one mile south of Canyonville, through private timberland, federal and tribal forests. oregonlive.com, "Smoke from growing Canyonville wildfire floods southern Oregon cities -- and it won’t get better soon," 26 July 2019 The climate bill opposition marks a return to the spotlight for Miller, the CEO of Stimson Lumber, a mill operator and timberland owner. oregonlive.com, "Here’s who put $120,000 behind Oregon’s climate walkout and protests," 20 July 2019 Out-of-state investors paid $3,889,760 for a tract of timberland about 1,945 acres in size at the southeast quadrant of Ala. 59 and Interstate 65 in Bay Minette, according to Brandon Broadus and Pete Riehm of NAI Mobile, who handled the transaction. Kathy Jumper, al.com, "Axe throwing coming to Mobile," 24 June 2019 Leonard’s land is just a small fraction of the nearly three million acres of timberland across Florida’s Panhandle flattened by Michael’s Category 5-force winds. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: 3 Million Acres of Florida Timber Rotting Away 8 Months After Hurricane Michael," 20 June 2019 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

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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


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

Kids Definition of timberland

: wooded land especially as a source of timber

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