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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the scientific study of trees and their environment.
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Origin of silvics

1945–50; < Latin silv(a) woodland + -ics
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Examples from the Web for silvics

Historical Examples

  • 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