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silvics

[ sil-viks ]
/ ˈsɪl vɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

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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  • A man may be a poor Forester who knows Silvics, but no man can be a good Forester who does not.

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