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forestry

[fawr-uh-stree, for-] /ˈfɔr ə stri, ˈfɒr-/
noun
1.
the science of planting and taking care of trees and forests.
2.
the process of establishing and managing forests; forestation.
Origin of forestry
1685-1695
From the Middle French word foresterie, dating back to 1685-95. See forest, -ry
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  • Didn't you tell me that you'd once had something to do with forestry in Russia?

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • There would be no forestry legislation that Winter––so the newspapers said.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • Now forestry is practised by every nation except Turkey and China.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • The fundamental idea of forestry is the perpetuation of forests by use.

  • I had food walks, and learnt something of forestry there—a taking study.

  • Thus Macbeth had a fallacy about forestry; he could not see the trees for the wood.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
  • I learned a great deal of forestry and botany from his talk.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland
  • In 1881 an agent of the Department was sent to Europe to study the work of forestry there.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • Before 1891 the Division of forestry was simply a bureau of information.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
British Dictionary definitions for forestry

forestry

/ˈfɒrɪstrɪ/
noun
1.
the science of planting and caring for trees
2.
the planting and management of forests
3.
(rare) forest land
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Word Origin and History for forestry
n.

1690s, "privilege of a royal forest," from Old French foresterie, from forest (see forest). Meaning "science of managing forests" is from 1859.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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forestry in Science
forestry
  (fôr'ĭ-strē)   
The scientific study of the cultivation, maintenance, and management of forests.
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