- the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.
Origin of silviculture
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The third branch, that of Silviculture, is the most important of all.The Training of a Forester
Only the simplest forms of silviculture have as yet been introduced.
The art of producing and developing tree communities, or forests, is silviculture or forestry.Special Days and their Observance
And I am not at all angry because you sing us the same old song about the English ploughs and arboriculture and silviculture.Dona Perfecta
B. Perez Galdos
The experiments in silviculture are demonstrating the methods of handling woodlands.
- the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture
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