Meaning of “forestry” in the English Dictionary

"forestry" in English

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forestrynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɒr.ɪ.stri/ us /ˈfɔːr.ə.stri/

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  • From a forestry viewpoint, the black walnut is a good tree to plant. 
  • Germany still leads as one of the most prominent countries that practices efficient forestry. 
  • Japan, on the other hand, handles her forests efficiently and has established a national forestry school. 
  • The science of forestry and economic methods of lumbering are fairly well understood in Canada. 
  • These lands were more useful for farming or grazing than for forestry. 

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

"forestry" in American English

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forestrynoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɔr·ə·stri, ˈfɑr-/

the science of caring for forests:

He studied forestry at Colorado State University.

(Definition of “forestry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forestry" in Business English

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forestrynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɒrɪstri/ us NATURAL RESOURCES

the science or industry of growing and managing forests:

Good forestry always has required we put the next generation ahead of our own.
a forestry consultant/expert/official State forestry officials estimate about 80% of the 800,000 acres of wetland forest in the state is privately owned.

(Definition of “forestry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)