from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of turning ground into forest or woodland, or subjecting it to forest law; the territory afforested.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of converting into forest or woodland.
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- noun The act or process of creating a new forest where none had existed before, or
reforestationof areas long deforested.
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- noun the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
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We shall use the word afforestation here to denote the steps to be taken for promoting the growth of timber on a large scale.
This is called afforestation, and as I mentioned in the piece, it has already happened on a large scale in the eastern United States, the former Soviet Union, China and some other areas.
According to two new studies, planting forests in areas that currently don't have trees -- a process called afforestation -- can reduce the local availability ...
Farms are going out of traditional agricultural production, while other forms of land use, such as afforestation and horse farming, are increasing.
However, some changes in land use, such as afforestation and reforestation, can also result in an increase in biodiversity and increased local energy balance.
He said that the December summit should focus on consensus on areas such as afforestation to promote carbon sequestration, strengthening the Clean Development Mechanism and technology sharing.
In 1972, some 50 years after the Forestry Commission started its afforestation enterprise, a booklet entitled East Anglian Forests was published by the HMSO If we lose our forests, our culture will suffer..., G2, 5 January.
Through iron-stimulated plankton blooms in the oceans and afforestation projects in Europe, we are able to generate carbon credits.
Under the first commitment target of the Kyoto Protocol (2008-2012), only afforestation and reforestation projects are eligible to earn carbon credits.
China claims greater progress in afforestation than any other country in the world, yet its “success” is based largely on these species and similar “economic forests” of eucalyptus in the south.