silviculture

or syl·vi·cul·ture

[sil-vi-kuhl-cher]

noun

the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.

Origin of silviculture

1875–80; < Latin silvi- (see silvicolous) + culture
Related formssil·vi·cul·tur·al, adjectivesil·vi·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbsil·vi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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silviculture

noun

the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
Derived Formssilvicultural, adjectivesilviculturist, noun

Word Origin for silviculture

C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture
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