[ fawr-uh-stree, for- ]
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  1. the science of planting and taking care of trees and forests.

  2. the process of establishing and managing forests; forestation.

Origin of forestry

From the Middle French word foresterie, dating back to 1685–95. See forest, -ry

Words Nearby forestry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use forestry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for forestry


/ (ˈfɒrɪstrɪ) /

  1. the science of planting and caring for trees

  2. the planting and management of forests

  1. rare forest land

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Scientific definitions for forestry


[ fôrĭ-strē ]

  1. The scientific study of the cultivation, maintenance, and management of forests.

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