[ ree-fawr-uh-stey-shuhn, -for- ]


  1. the act or process of planting trees on land denuded by cutting or fire:

    Visitors to the camp can learn about reforestation and even help plant a tree from the nursery during their visit.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reforestation1

First recorded in 1875–80; reforest ( def ) + -ation ( def )
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Example Sentences

If enough of them pop up, they could even help allow some farmland to be reforested.

"We need to talk more about how to reforest these areas that burn in megafires," says forest ecologist Julia Burton of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

From Axios

The idea of financing avoided deforestation and reforestation has really moved forward.

If it is valuable only for timber raising, then the land should be turned over to the State for reforestation.

Reforestation is essential so that the National Forests can effectively discharge this function.

Since reforestation work was begun on the National Forests about 135,500 acres have been sowed or planted.

From these figures it is readily seen that the reforestation work on the National Forests is conducted on a large scale.

Experiments in reforestation are grouped under seed studies, nursery studies, and sowing and planting.