woodlot

noun
wood·​lot | \ˈwu̇d-ˌlät \

Definition of woodlot 

: a restricted area of woodland usually privately maintained as a source of fuel, posts, and lumber

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At first, the city used the stony ridge for woodlots and rain catchments. William J. Broad, New York Times, "How the Ice Age Shaped New York," 5 June 2018 In the middle of a 7-acre woodlot of indigenous trees in Chemare, a village in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Charles Ng’ong’oni keeps 164 hollow-log beehives, which in good years bring him a healthy income by producing thousands of liters of honey. The Christian Science Monitor, "As climate change worsens, East African beekeepers struggle with harvest," 17 May 2018 But Ng'ong'oni's said even the bees are struggling to deal with drought and worsening heat extremes, despite his having planted a woodlot of trees to help provide nectar. The Christian Science Monitor, "As climate change worsens, East African beekeepers struggle with harvest," 17 May 2018 The songbirds arrive at High Island after their overwater crossing and descend into the community’s woodlots to feed, drink, bathe and regroup. Bruce M. Beehler, Smithsonian, "Thirty-Seven Warblers in a Hundred Days," 16 Apr. 2018 The discounts work by basing assessments on what the land is worth as a working farm or woodlot, and not its value if sold on the real estate market. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "HEADLINE TEST," 14 Mar. 2018 Acts 319 and 515 defined Act 319: Grants lower assessments based on what a property can earn as a farm or woodlot, not its value on the real estate market. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "HEADLINE TEST," 14 Mar. 2018 So hurricane damage appeared mostly in woodlots on top of ridges and in the sugar maple orchards that produced the springtime crop of maple syrup. Stephen Long, Smithsonian, "The 1938 Hurricane That Revived New England’s Fall Colors," 12 Oct. 2017 Waupaca County, with a human population of just 51,945 and a rich mix of agricultural acreage and woodlots, is home to the state's highest deer density and is an annual Wisconsin leader in deer kill. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: State agencies must stamp out CWD at deer farms," 25 Oct. 2017

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woodlot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of woodlot

: a small area of trees that can be used as fuel or to provide wood for building things

woodlot

noun
wood·​lot | \ˈwu̇d-ˌlät \

Kids Definition of woodlot

: a small area of trees that is set aside to be used for firewood or to provide wood for building things

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