- to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds.
Origin of afforest
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Examples from the Web for afforestation
The topic of Piriapolis brings us to the question of afforestation.Uruguay
W. H. Koebel
In this matter of afforestation, Scanno continues its system of draconic severity.Alone
Nearly 300,000 yen had been spent in twelve months on afforestation.The Foundations of Japan
J.W. Robertson Scott
After the afforestation by the Conqueror, the cultivated parts yielded only one hundred and twenty-nine pounds.
For instance, the question of afforestation and the necessity for keeping up a readily available supply of wood is touched on.The Century of Columbus
James J. Walsh
- (tr) to plant trees on; convert into forested land
C15: from Medieval Latin afforestāre, from forestis forest
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