tree farm


: an area of forest land managed to ensure continuous commercial production

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The tree farm had been in MacDowell’s family for four generations. Greg Borowski,, 15 Dec. 2022 Those trees might look good on paper when companies do their carbon accounting, but a tree farm is a poor excuse for a forest. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 17 Dec. 2010 Measure your ceiling height and bundle up before visiting a local tree farm for a real Christmas tree this holiday season. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, 8 Dec. 2022 The very best way to ensure your tree is fresh is to cut your own from a local tree farm. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2022 Zepp said his tree farm has been in his family for more than 100 years and has been growing holiday trees since 1987. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 8 Dec. 2022 Williams was demonstrating some of the knowledge that goes into tending a Christmas-tree farm. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2022 The couple picked a new one from a nearby tree farm, giving Backstreet's picturesque patio new life. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 11 Oct. 2022 In the last year, tree farm costs, including everything from raw materials to shipping, have increased. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tree farm was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Tree farm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

tree farm

: an area of forest land managed to ensure continuous commercial production
tree farmer noun
tree farming noun
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