tree farm

noun

Definition of tree farm

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

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Most are 6- to 9-foot noble firs grown on this tree farm in North Bend, destined for a seasonal life in living rooms or offices. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "Cutting your own Christmas tree: a day of family traditions on a North Bend farm," 8 Dec. 2018 The 1,000-acre ornamental tree farm — the largest in the Southeast — is one of two in rural Lake County that has recently sought approval to house temporary workers who come to the United States legally through the federal government’s H2-A program. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Lake County tree farm builds $1.8 million apartment complex for migrant workers," 7 Aug. 2019 Because America has abundant space for tree farms, pulp is relatively cheap; the country has long been a big exporter of wood fiber. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "Amazon's incredible, vanishing cardboard box," 16 July 2019 Unlike Christmas tree farms, palm tree farms do not cut down the tree. Marie Milano, Country Living, "When Is Palm Sunday, and Why Does the Date Always Change?," 8 Mar. 2019 Edelblute for Potlatch Forests, Inc., who operates a 300,000-acre tree farm, one of the largest in America. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 The tree farm was started 38 years ago by Don Douglass. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "Cutting your own Christmas tree: a day of family traditions on a North Bend farm," 8 Dec. 2018 In the early 1990's, the Noffke's son, Ken, took over the roofing business while their other son, Bill, took over the tree farm's nursery division. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Noffke Tree Farm celebrates 65 years in the Christmas tree business," 14 Dec. 2017 The town will also look for someone to continue to run the tree farm. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Town Purchases Development Rights Of South Glastonbury's Rose's Berry Farm," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of tree farm

1941, in the meaning defined above

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