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or syl·vi·cul·ture

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  1. the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.
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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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Related Words for silviculture

afforestation, arboriculture, silviculture, dendrology, forestation, sylviculture

Examples from the Web for silviculture

Historical Examples of silviculture

  • The third branch, that of Silviculture, is the most important of all.

    The Training of a Forester

    Gifford Pinchot

  • Only the simplest forms of silviculture have as yet been introduced.

  • The art of producing and developing tree communities, or forests, is silviculture or forestry.

  • And I am not at all angry because you sing us the same old song about the English ploughs and arboriculture and silviculture.

    Dona Perfecta

    B. Perez Galdos

  • The experiments in silviculture are demonstrating the methods of handling woodlands.

British Dictionary definitions for silviculture


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

Word Origin for silviculture

C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture
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