Meaning of “afforestation” in the English Dictionary


"afforestation" in English

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afforestationnoun [ U ]

uk /æfˌɒr.ɪˈsteɪ.ʃən/ us /əˌfɔːr.əˈsteɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • A yearly sum was spent on afforestation in addition to what was laid out by the State and by private individuals. 
  • Some prefectures, in the sincerity of their devotion to afforestation, forbid the New Year destruction of pine trees. 
  • The Poor Law, railways, arterial drainage, afforestation, are questions which I need only refer to by name, confining myself to the greater issues. 
  • We look forward to the part that this new clothing will play in the general scheme of afforestation. 
  • With regard to the areas available for afforestation, for cattle keeping and for cultivation respectively, it was necessary to be on one's guard against "experts" who were disposed to claim all available land for their specialties. 

(Definition of “afforestation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)