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silvics

[sil-viks] /ˈsɪl vɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the scientific study of trees and their environment.
Origin of silvics
1945-1950
1945-50; < Latin silv(a) woodland + -ics
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  • A man may be a poor Forester who knows silvics, but no man can be a good Forester who does not.

    The Training of a Forester Gifford Pinchot

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